crowing hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3cutechicks, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. 3cutechicks

    3cutechicks In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    Newbury Park, CA
    Ok this morning I heard one of the step sisters crowing like a rooster. I went out there and she just kept crowing it was cute but annoying since we have neighbors. Eventually she stopped when I gave them some apples. What's up with that?[​IMG]
  2. My hen used to crow too ! Now, if she tries, the rooster pecks her on the head and she shuts up..... [​IMG]
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    how old are your chickens? Are you absolutely positive she's a hen?
  4. If you are certain she's a hen, then this really isn't that uncommon. Basically, the girls are deciding that the abscence of a rooster means someone has to take charge. Your girl says, "Listen to me, you follow my orders now," and in return crows like a male would, trying to stimulate her status. If this continues, you may even notice her trying to mate the other hens, sometimes they will even grow spurs and stop egg-production.
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Yeah, when there is no rooster hens will sometimes crow, I have experienced this after I took my rooster away from my birds. It's funny, not quite a full cock-a-doodle-doo, but you can here a crow.
  6. Alley

    Alley Songster

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eureka, California
    One of my two girls crows and they have never lived with a rooster! Every morning she wakes me up, crowing at the top of her lungs! It cracks me up but it drives me nuts! LOL
  7. 3cutechicks

    3cutechicks In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    Newbury Park, CA
    I have had them since august I think and they came from a ranch with roosters so they were use to roosters and hatching eggs. After I went out there and fed her apples she stopped. A friend of ours in 4H said she is probably the Alpha female and she is because she is always the one to tell me someone laid an egg.
  8. nakactress

    nakactress In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    I have a crowing hen and she likes to mount the other girls and she's also my best layer.

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