Crowing Hen! Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amarna23, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Amarna23

    Amarna23 In the Brooder

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    hi!
    My Pekin bantam girl crows!!
    I live in a suburban area so am worried she'll annoy the neighbours. Any advice on stopping a crowing hen? I have only got 2 girls, both Pekin bantams about 1yr old.
    Thanks in advance!
    Amy
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    Really the only way to stop a hen from crowing is to bring in another hen that will become the top dog, because it is usually those hens that crow
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Can you post a picture of the bird in question?
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    This is not likely .....a new bird would be lowest in pecking order, and introducing a single bird is difficult.
     
  5. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    What I mean is to be in a larger hen that had a history of being the alpha female in the chicken world. Not another bantam
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Even a larger hen that is new to the flock is going to be low hen.
     
  7. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    But after about 1 week she will begin to realize how much smaller the other hens are, and will work her way up to the top
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It's not about size...and there's still the adding a single bird aspect.
    Let's wait to hear back from the OP, and other members.
     
  9. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    I have two crowing hens. One is six years old, and the other is around three. The younger one sounds very like a young cockerel crowing. The older one is much louder and sounds like she's yodeling in the Alps. And the flock has a perfectly good rooster, so they aren't crowing because there isn't a rooster around.

    The thing is, these hens practice their crowing very sparingly. They aren't hammering out loud notes all day long. Two or three times in the morning usually satisfies their urges, and they're quiet the rest of the day.

    You could get ahead of the neighborhood PR by letting the word out you have a very "rare crowing hen", and as is usually the case with people when you prime their thinking, they will look at it as a wonderful novelty rather than an annoyance to be outraged about.
     

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