Crowing Hen

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goldcatdoghen, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. goldcatdoghen

    goldcatdoghen New Egg

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    I have a barred rock hen who, about a month ago, started crowing like a rooster-well, almost like a rooster. Someone thought it might be she has something stuck in her crop. Any ideas? Anyone else have a crowing hen?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome goldcatdoghen,

    Hens will sometimes take up crowing, especially if there is no roo present. It's more of a dominance thing.
    I had a hen that crowed very poorly on & off for about a year. Now hasn't done it for about a year.

    Imp- In Renton
     
  3. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has this hen laid an egg?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:x2 a pic might be interesting.
     
  5. goldcatdoghen

    goldcatdoghen New Egg

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    Crowing hen has a whole different vocabulary for egg laying.
     
  6. griffinheather

    griffinheather Out Of The Brooder

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    My Henny-Penny crows too. She hasn't laid any eggs yet, she's probably around 3 1/2 -4 months old. How old are they generally when they start laying?
     
  7. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The age varies I've read as early as 14 weeks and as late as 6 months. Average around 20 weeks.
     
  8. April's Chicken Ranch

    April's Chicken Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    My 1yr old girls do that- 2 of them in particular, Sandra D & Crystal. They will stand in the coop door & cackle like mad! I think once my little baby roo grows up he'll put a stop to all the bullying those ladies do.At least that is my hope.
     
  9. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen turn into a roo. There were 3 chickens in that coop, 1 hen and 2 roos. She laid 1 egg, then no more. Then she started looking like a roo, larger comb and wattles and her feathers started looking rooish. I did some googling and found out hens only have 1 ovary. If something happens to it, they take on male characteristics. Strange but true!
     
  10. April's Chicken Ranch

    April's Chicken Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Really how old was she when that happened?
     

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