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Can pullets copy crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SkipCrip, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. SkipCrip

    SkipCrip New Egg

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    I have some 12ish week old chicks, one is most definitly a bloke, but 2 others look like they are trying to crow! Including one which I was certain was a pullet! My question is, could they just be copying the cock? Because there are only 5 of them and I would have to give 3(at leat) of them away.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah, hens can copy crowing. However it's not that common and I've read of it more with the older hens, not young pullets.

    I'm afraid you may have more than one roo on your hands. [​IMG]
     
  3. SkipCrip

    SkipCrip New Egg

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    Quote:Thank you [​IMG] I posted some pictures too, to see if anyone could figure it out. It seems that I have been unlucky and at least 3/4 are boys! Hopefully the homegrown silkie is a pullet.
     

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