Crowing hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amylb, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Amylb

    Amylb New Egg

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    This is my sussex, sold as a sexed female. She is about 12w now, but has started crowing in the last few days. I have read that hens can crow in small flocks (we only have 3 chickens) But it has been at 5am for the last 3 days. We live in the suburbs so she has to go, but is she actually a he? [​IMG]

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is definitely a rooster. Sexing is only 90-95% accurate, and mistakes do happen.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. They're way more common than crowing hens [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a rooster for sure.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - especially with young birds, OP, the "crowing hens" you hear about happening "all the time" are older, mature hens with hormonal imbalances.
     

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