Crowing hen/Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erinc, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 chickens around 10 weeks old. This particular one starting crowing a few days ago. I didn't believe it until I ears it for myself this morning. It's a sad cockadoodledoo so I'm not fully convinced she could be a rooster. She is the most dominant of the bunch, and getting to be the biggest. But the 3 Isa Browns stand up to her/him.
    Is this normal? Am I neglecting him/her? What can I do?

    I have a video of the crowing if I can figure out how to upload.
     
  2. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like a little 'Red' rooster to me.
     
  3. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Really?! Do you think this is an Ameracauna or Easter Egger? They were marked Ameracauna when we purchased.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is an Ameruacana Rooster. He is sure pretty. I just sold my last Ameruacana Rooster.
    I hope you enjoy him.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's an Easter egger cockerel.
     
  6. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Does that mean it's a Hen or a Rooster?
    I'm new to this. I thought I'd done all my research, although you can never do too much reading. Either way, he/she is crowing. If a Hen is her crowing a bad sign?
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets don't crow, and cockrels do. It's an EE cockrel. Ameracaunas are a specific breed that come in specific colors, and he's not one of them.. I prefer EEs to the purebreds I've had, as they tend to be much better layers. They also come in wonderful mixed colors. If it's legal to have roosters where you live, keep him and see how things go. Do cull for any human aggression! Mary
     
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  8. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Teach him to respect you, and he will be a good rooster. Culling is a easy way of not coping with a rooster. I would rehome before culling but that is just me.
     
  9. Folly's place

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    Any human aggressive rooster need to go the crock pot, and if rehomed, only with full disclosure. They are dangerous, and aren't meant to have offspring. Mary
     
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  10. donrae

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    Sorry, cockerel = young rooster. Yep, that's a boy.
     

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