Do hens crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Layla1223, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got rid of all my roosters on Saturday and now I hear crowing from the chicken coop. Do hens crow? Or do I have another rooster? I'v heard about hens acting like a rooster when there is no rooster around, but the only thing she does that makes me think shes a he is the crowing. Here is a picture of her. This was taken a couple of weeks ago. Her comb and wattles have gotten a little bigger and redder, but not much. Thanks

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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Nope that is a roo.
     
  3. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a rooster!
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Often when you get rid of dominate rooster, a roo that was subservient to the other roos will then start to develop and take over the spot that is now free.
     
  5. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You. I guess I have to re-home him now. Do you know what color he is?
     
  6. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Red, would be my guess. What is he? I'm probably looking for a roo to replace the one who is pecking on my chickens. Where are you in Idaho? I'm in Montana.
     
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  7. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Red, would be my guess. What is he? I'm probably looking for a roo to replace the one who is pecking on my chickens. Where are you in Idaho? I'm in Montana.

    Im in Coeur d' Alene. What part are you in?
     
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  8. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Red, would be my guess. What is he? I'm probably looking for a roo to replace the one who is pecking on my chickens. Where are you in Idaho? I'm in Montana.

    Im in Coeur d' Alene. What part are you in?

    Missoula (outside -- no roo restrictions). What's the breed?
     
  9. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to guess... and I do, I'd say RIR roo!

    God Bless!
     
  10. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im in Coeur d' Alene. What part are you in?

    Missoula (outside -- no roo restrictions). What's the breed?

    I got him from the feed store and he is a Banty Cochin. Are you interested in him?
     

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