5 Week Old Chick Crowing?? Is Sheila a Shawn??

NatalieP

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May 3, 2020
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My Female Anocona from MPC started making weird noises in the morning yesterday and again today. I grabbed a video of it, the link is below.


Is she crowing because she is a he??? It is possible to tell this at 4.5 weeks (5 weeks old on Monday)?

I had read online that hens will take on crowing without a rooster present and to wait until they are a few months old to know for sure when their tell tale feathers develop.

A photo below of her face. Her comb is still pink and her wattle does seem a little red.

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One last thing to note is that she is a real jerk. The first one to really pick on others and tried jumping on a few other chicks. Although she was also getting picked on by the BCM for a few days after that.
 

NatalieP

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May 3, 2020
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South Central Kansas
Thank you all for your response!! Could you guys elaborate on why you're certain it's a roo? I worry about trusting comb size since Ancona hens can have some big combs too. Plus MPC stands by waiting 2-3 months.
 

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