Crowing Hens!?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kbishop33, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. kbishop33

    kbishop33 Just Hatched

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    I have 3 Sebright hens all 4-5 months old. One of them, the dominant hen, makes a crowing noise in the mornings. It's a rather pitiful crow but an attempt all the same. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Dominant hens can sort of crow, but are you sure that you have all hens since Sebright roosters are usually hen feathered?
     
  3. kbishop33

    kbishop33 Just Hatched

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    I know the one that is crowing is a hen because I've observed her laying an egg lol. As I said, it is a pitiful, funny little crow though!!
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    When there is no rooster in the flock, a hen can often take over the job, including the crow.
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can't argue if it's a she if it lays an egg :) The girls "crowing" is funny sounding isn't it. I have an old EE hen who has tried to crow even with roosters around since she was a chick, she has never quite mastered it. Reading about it, some people say that their crowing girls do eventually sound quite a bit like a real rooster.
     
  6. kbishop33

    kbishop33 Just Hatched

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    Oh that will be awesome lol as I live in a neighborhood. Here's the offenders. [​IMG]
     

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