Crowing hen *sigh*

HorseFeathers

Frazzled
11 Years
Apr 2, 2008
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Southern Maine
Poor confused Olympia. As lead hen, her voice already changed to a more garbling tone (we've noticed that all lead hens have this peculiar voice) but the CROWING? (yes, we are absolutely certain she is a hen, she is a very good layer too.) I know this happens sometimes but sheesh! We're a little worried because we live in a rather residential neighborhood... Will the crowing continue or will it just be once in a while?
 

EggGardener

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 8, 2009
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My two year-old hens crowed last spring, every morning. Not as loud as a rooster, but close. By June, they'd tapered off. The last few mornings, they've been at it again!!!! Hopefully, the neighbors wont mind too much; free eggs always help!
 

Alley

Songster
11 Years
Oct 23, 2008
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72
181
Eureka, California
My broody 11 hen crows every morning! It drives me crazy, it wakes me up before the sun even shines! I've gotten used to her crowing and the neighbors laugh!
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
30,365
279
466
North Phoenix
My Coop
I finally had to re-home a crowing hen and now another has taken her place and is sounding just like the old one. I wish the blue roo would just grow up and take charge but he basically is low on the totem and only has 4 or 5 hens (of the 18) that run from him. Good thing is, he still doesn't crow!
 

kycklingar!

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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6
129
Linköping, Sweden
Horsefeathers, I have to post, even though this has nothing to do with the thread, that I LOVE your hen names! I had an Ophelia for several weeks, but she started crowing.... and it turned out "she" WAS a rooster. Now he's Oberon.
A beautiful boy, and just as prissy as he was when he earned himself the name Ophelia.
 

6chickens

In the Brooder
12 Years
Nov 23, 2007
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my l/s hen has just this morning started crowing why oh why has she suddenly decided to do this???
 

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