Crowing Hen?

Aunt ruth

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Yes I know for a fact she is a hen. I have watched her lay eggs. Yes I know for a fact she has started crowing. Not a lot. But when she is really upset I have watched her do several legitimate crows. Complete with proper neck movements and everything. And no she wasn't yawning while a rooster crowed and it looked like her. I don't have a rooster. Is this normal?
 

Wynette

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I don't know that it's "normal," but it's not uncommon. It usually happens when the flock doens't have a cockerel or cock bird, but I have had a hen crow (in the instances I have personally noted, they don't sound nearly as nice as a real cock's crow but it is CLEARLY a crow) in the presence of a cock bird as well. In each of the intances I noticed it in a flock situation, it lasted about a month and then she gave up.

They often will stop laying eggs, as well; since yours has continued to lay eggs, hopefully she'll soon stop. You should try to get it on video! I tried many times but could never quite catch any of mine.
 

Chicks Galore3

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I've had a hen try once or twice. After I got a rooster they stopped. Funny...I just came from a thread where someone said their for-sure rooster doesn't crow! Maybe your hen stole his crow.
 

Aunt ruth

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Her last egg was pretty soft. Thought she might have a calcium deficiency. Interesting fact though.
 
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Aunt ruth

TheSpeckledBlonde
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I did try to catch it on video. She saw me coming though and decided to shut up in case I had food. :(
 
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