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Crowing Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by simpsoncj, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    I have one OEGB (I believe) who is currently mothering five chicks she hatched on Dec 9th. All the chicks are from different hens, all bantams. I am brand new to chickens (well except as a little girl we raised chickens for food mostly) and I am totally addicted already!!! Fiona is doing this funny "crowing" thing in the morning and I was wondering if maybe she knows there is a roo or two in this bunch and is setting an example for him? I know Fiona is a hen as she was laying eggs before she went broody. Anyone have a similar experience?
    CJ
     
  2. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a crowing hen who sounds like a lawnmower starting up, every morning. However, she's a bad layer and nasty to chicks.
     
  3. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes a dominant hen will crow, usually when there's no rooster in the flock. I've not had one do it, but have read several posts on here about it.
     
  4. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    oh ya those are funny, i had one once
     

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