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Crowing hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickyNextDoor, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. ChickyNextDoor

    ChickyNextDoor Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the hens who have started crowing. They are getting loud and more aggressive with each other. Living in the city i can't have roosters. I don't know what to do with them or how to make them stop. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ChickyNextDoor

    ChickyNextDoor Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a picture of my loudest hen. I believe she is an Ameruacana.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    That is not a hen, it is an Easter egger rooster.
     
  4. ChickyNextDoor

    ChickyNextDoor Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you know? What features should I look for to distinguish a rooster from a hen?
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    In this particular hybrid the feather color pattern is a rooster tell all. The crowing is your next clue. His neck feathers and the feathers in front of his tail feathers are probably shiny and skinny.

    What does your other crowing chicken look like?
     
  6. ChickyNextDoor

    ChickyNextDoor Out Of The Brooder

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    What about this one?[​IMG]
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Another rooster.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How old are your chickens?
     
  9. ChickyNextDoor

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    I think I already know the answer but this one?

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  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Another rooster. Where did you get your chickens?
     

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