Did I just hear a crow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by elsathecat, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. elsathecat

    elsathecat Out Of The Brooder

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    Below is my 12 week old Rhode Island Red, appropriately named Red. I had no concerns about her femininity but earlier today she made a sound that was unlike one the other girls have made. It didn't sound like a crow exactly but it sounded like maybe that's what she was trying to do. It wasn't the normal clucking noise they make - it was like a more drawn out groan. I should mention it wasn't an unprovoked noise - I had walked into the chickens space and they always make noise when I come around (I wish I could say it is because they like me but I don't think that's the case). Based on teh picture below, do you guys think she is really a she?

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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen, some hens crow every once in a while.
     
  3. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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    at 12 weeks a rir roo would have long green tail feathers and green neck feathers...but believe it or not i had an evil gold comet that crowed...but it also laid eggs...but what i think you got here is a real she...some chickens just make funny noises sometime...but just give it a lil more time
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominant hens sometimes crow fairly effectively, but they are still lay eggs.
    Hope this is the case for you,

    Sandie
     

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