3cutechicks

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 11, 2009
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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?
 

ThePolishPrincess

Songster
11 Years
Dec 29, 2008
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Orange County, New York
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.
 

ticks

Pheasant Obsessed
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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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.
 

Alley

Songster
11 Years
Oct 23, 2008
152
72
181
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
 

3cutechicks

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 11, 2009
92
0
39
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.
 

nakactress

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 9, 2008
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0
29
Utah
I have a crowing hen and she likes to mount the other girls and she's also my best layer.
 

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