Good Laying hen taking on rooster characteristics and crowing nonstop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by popcecleveland, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. popcecleveland

    popcecleveland New Egg

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    I have a hen who crows constantly. I've tried putting a standard milk crate over her at night so that she can't extend to crow and I also cover her with a tarp so that she can't see what time of day or night it is. She still crows. Any suggestions on how to get her to stop, short of introducing her to the frying pan?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    well, you could get a real rooster [​IMG]
     
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  3. popcecleveland

    popcecleveland New Egg

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    The ordinance in the city of Cleveland says that you may have hens but not roosters in your yard because of the noise factor.
     
  4. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not meaning to make light of your situatin, but how ironic. Can you convince her you are the dominant rooster maybe? Not exactly sure how you would accomplish this but there have been many recommendations on this site for acting dominant (stalking comes to mind) over roosters to keep them from being aggressive to you - maybe some of those actions would work? I will definitely follow this thread to see what ideas everyone comes up with. Good luck!
     

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