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post #11 of 19
Roberta's a girl name XD

How do you know it's not the ducks laying?

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~Love my mille fleur d'uccle pullet Serenity and roo Grigori <3~

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- Savannah

 

~Love my mille fleur d'uccle pullet Serenity and roo Grigori <3~

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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by sunny647 View Post

I have checked her legs for spurs........ there are none.

A 5 month old cockerel will not have spurs yet. Your chicken is definitely a male.

The ducks can certainly be laying. It may be cold but they are responding to the increasing day length.
post #13 of 19

I have noticed the same thing.  I have a hen and she has started to crow like a rooster.  Are they really able to change their sex after awhile?

post #14 of 19
Hens that crow are very rare and its usually a old hen. They do not change sexes. All hens are capable of crowing the just don't. In certain situations a older hen that's usually without a rooster and has stopped laying might start crowing but the bird pictured above is a male bird. Some males don't get spurs until later in life some never get them at all. Also hens usually don't lay two eggs a day as it takes 24 hours for the egg making process to work. Hope this helps.
Edited by realsis - 3/11/14 at 8:20am
post #15 of 19

One of our pullets, a SS Hamburg will crow at times. It doesn't sound like our cockerel, but she is definitely crowing. She's done it maybe 5 times since she was a couple of months old. It's so funny to listen to (and watch)!

 

And the OP's chicken sure looks like a cockerel to me too, but I don't have as much experience as a lot of you here do.


Edited by chicksurreal - 3/11/14 at 9:09am
post #16 of 19

I remember when I was younger About 5-6 I saw My Grandmother Kill a hen .I thought We were going to have Chicken and Dumplings for Supper. We didn't  I ask Grandmother about the Chicken  and She said it Crowed so She killed it. I couldn't figure that out. So again I ask this time Grandpa said "A crowing Hen and a Whistling Woman ain't no count.:hu

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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by mumofsix View Post
 

I remember when I was younger About 5-6 I saw My Grandmother Kill a hen .I thought We were going to have Chicken and Dumplings for Supper. We didn't  I ask Grandmother about the Chicken  and She said it Crowed so She killed it. I couldn't figure that out. So again I ask this time Grandpa said "A crowing Hen and a Whistling Woman ain't no count.:hu

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post #18 of 19

I also have a hen that crows. (a Dominique)  Not as well as the rooster, but she's pretty close.  I don't know how old she is but the guy said she was about a year old and she lays eggs.  Not every day, usually every other day.:cd  It's funny to hear the hen crow !

post #19 of 19
Our 2 Peking ducks began laying at 5 months old. Some days we get zilch other days we get anywhere from 1_recently 5 eggs a day!
I have NO IDEA how this comes about. We also have 3 males.
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