Crowing hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggyErin, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4mo-old Silky hen has been crowing for about three weeks now, several times each morning. She doesn't do it any other time during the day. It's a bit hoarse-sounding, but certainly has the right rhythm. Is this a girl just trying a little something different? Or what??
     
  2. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brown leghorn doing the same thing only at night as the sun goes down. She is 14 weeks.
     
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Do either of you have any roosters? I've read on here that if not, sometimes the top hen will have rooster-like attributes. (Maybe an instinct to make predators think there's a roo for their protection?)
     
  4. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No more roosters here. Ate the last one months ago.
     
  5. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any. This little henny is by no means queen of the flock. I have several matrons who fill that position.
     

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