5 week old hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fiorem, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. fiorem

    fiorem New Egg

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    I have 4 americanos, the rooster was marked with a purple line on his head. He is all white. They are now all 5 weeks old, and one that is supposed to be a hen is crowing. Does this mean I may have more than one rooster and less hens than I thought? Do hens crow?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A crowing bird at this age is definitely a rooster. Rarely, hens do crow, but only when they are older and have reproductive problems.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on that. If your bird is crowing, it's a rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     

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