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Butch hen ?

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

  1. tasgoddess

    tasgoddess Hatching

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    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 Songster

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    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 Songster

    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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