Do hens ever crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KayP, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my chickens are supposed to be hens, but someone in there is crowing a bit in the morning. Does that mean there's a "he" among them?
     
  2. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Sometimes hens DO crow, especially if there is no rooster to do so. At least, I think that's what I've heard. [​IMG]

    ETA: How old are your chickens?
     
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  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Could mean there is a he, but hens do crow as well sometimes.. Not every hen, but occasionally there is that one. It isn't uncommon.
     
  4. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're going on 5 months now. Noone looks like a cockerel out there. I think I'd be able to tell. The bantam barred rock is laying so she's a she. Sebrights and Mille Fleur cockerel's have a comb, and so would the EE and Ameraucanas, but mine don't. My sweet silkie doesn't have anything going on above her beak either, so I'm pretty sure she's a she, too. We used to have an Ameraucana cockerel (Trevor.) Maybe someone cought onto crowing from him.
     

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