Butch hen ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tasgoddess, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. tasgoddess

    tasgoddess New Egg

    Jul 10, 2010
    I read somewhere that hens can occasionally crow, so how do I know if the crower is a new young rooster or if one of my hens is just a little different ? I can't keep roosters in the city, so I guess I can't keep a crowing hen either !
  2. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    Crowing hens occur only as when they are older. Its usually due to a hormonal imbalance (tumour on the ovary).
    So if yours are all the same age, and young, the crowing ones will be the rooster [​IMG]
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    sometimes when you have no rooster the head hen will lead the pack.. she attempts to crow occasionally.. if you post a picture everyone can tell you what you have. male or female...

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