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Do hens ever CROW?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MakeMineCadburys, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. MakeMineCadburys

    MakeMineCadburys Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm only supposed to have girls out there ... and I just heard a noise that sounded suspiciously like crowing ... do hens ever crow?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've had hens make a crow like sound before. In fact one was so loud that I had to rehome her.
     
  3. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes, escpecially if there are no roosters around, a hen will take over flock-guarding duties and occasionally crow.
     
  4. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.
    We once had a hen, who must have been over ten years old, who went through menopause, stopped laying, and started crowing.
    She had been such a good hen for so long that we kept her anyway.

    However, if you have a bunch of hens sexed as chicks, they only have about a 90% accuracy, and you probably have a roo hiding in there.
    -Zay
     
  5. Starscream4Ever

    Starscream4Ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard RAWK noises, but not crowing noises.
     
  6. MakeMineCadburys

    MakeMineCadburys Out Of The Brooder

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    Well ... I posted a photo in the "Roo or Hen" section here and ... he's a HE. UGH. Can't have roo's here. Anyone in the inland empire (CA) that wants to trade a roo for a hen?? Please??
     

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