Crowing female?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickPeas, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Iron Station, NC
    I have what I "think" is a female BA...but recently she has been making these odd "crowing" noises. She looks very very different from my roo BA and looks very much like a pic of a female BA, so what's up with that?

    She's in a group with a OEG roo as the leader and he's been trying to mate her, so I'm assuming she's a girl, right?

    Do females try to "crow" sometimes? Only me...I swear....[​IMG]
  2. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Springville, Indiana
    Well I have heard of crowing hens, but it is mostly when there is no roo. [​IMG] I know the feeling. If crap's gonna happen.. then it's to us.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Yes, they will crow occasionally....

    "Whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad ends"

    My mom used to say that to me when she'd hear us trying to whistle as kids [​IMG]
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    *whistlewhistlewhistle* sorry I couldn't resist
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    My hen cries and cries for hours when she needs to lay an egg. It is WAY more annoying and as loud as Rusty's crow. Is it normal for them to have "labor pains"? you'd think so, but I had to ask.

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