Can a Pullet Crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by innof8happinesses, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. innof8happinesses

    innof8happinesses In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    We have a 3 month old Buff Orpington. She looks just like our adult BO hen. She was previously in a run with only roosters. The roosters are gone now. And she is only with one other pullet at this time. (They are separate from the adult flock). There is absolutely no rooster appearance to her., but maybe we are wrong? Before the roosters were gone she started crowing with them. This was a total shock to us! Now this evening, she crowed again. It is a pathetic crow like a squeaky toy that makes noise when you squeeze and a pause then again noise when you release it. But it is no doubt a real crow. So, is it possible for a pullet to crow or am I just out of luck and I have a rooster incognito?

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    Thanks!
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Can you post of a picture of her?
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    If she's crowing at 3 months, it seems unlikely that she's a pullet... sorry.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    We need a pic.

    But!... I have had a hen try to crow before. Pretty funny and we had to rehome her.
     
  5. I have a hen that crows. She very seldom tries anymore since now have a rooster. But, sometimes when a young rooster tries to crow she will answer him. And she is laying now too. Some of the young roosters are her babies.
     
  6. Maryallison

    Maryallison Songster

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    I had a 4 week old crow....and it was the funny pathetic crow you are talking about. It was like everytime our big polish roo would crow the little guy would let out his raspy little crow. It was really funny.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Yup, hens can crow, esp. without a roo present. Give her time. Maybe she will crow when she lays an egg.
     
  8. innof8happinesses

    innof8happinesses In the Brooder

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    Here "she" is... Its dark so I can't get a better pic right now. This picture is about a week or so old.

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  9. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Well...I vote for crowing pullet. She looks like a girl to me!
     
  10. innof8happinesses

    innof8happinesses In the Brooder

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    Yeah!!! I want her to be a pullet. Everytime I look at her (and I do a lot), she just looks like a "hen to be"... but then to see her crow is just dumbfounding!
     

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