1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Butch hen ?

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

  1. tasgoddess

    tasgoddess Hatching

    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 Songster

    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 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...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by