crowing hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trampledbygeese, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Trampledbygeese

    Trampledbygeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it mean when a hen starts crowing and acting like a rooster?

    She’s not a rooster, she’s over a year old and raised one clutch of chicks to adult status. I’ve actually seen the eggs come out of her *ahem*, so I know 100% that she is a hen.

    But yesterday she started acting all rooster like (challenging me for dominance, clucking about food, rooster body language…stuff like that). Now today, she’s crowing just like her boyfriend. The rooster is very confused. What’s going on?

    She's the only hen I've known to scare off a raccoon and live to cluck about it. The roo, is more a lover than a fighter. Is there some sort of predator problem?

    Other than telling me to stock up my earth quake kit, what could my hen be telling me?
     
  2. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your hen has a problem with her overies. it is posible for them to change sexes. google "chicken sex change"
     
  3. Trampledbygeese

    Trampledbygeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear. I've already got enough roosters.

    She laid an egg about 3 or 4 days ago. Anything I can do to keep her a she?
     

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