Has a pullet ever crowed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lillihen77, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. lillihen77

    lillihen77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2015
    Spirit lake Idaho
    This seems like the weirdest,dumbest question ever asked!! And it had to be mine.lol.
    I have a rose comb mix chick I hatched on September 25,along with 6 others(so about 6/7 weeks) and I just know in my heart she's a he :( I was holding out hope until Copper attempting crowing,which by the way if you've never heard that before(started around 5 weeks) it's the most wonderfully heart melting sound to hear!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    My question is this...do pullets ever crow? Maybe out of confusion if she's the leader of the pack and hears my rooster in the big kid coop crowing thru out the days? And...the other 6 have not even attempted a crow, does that mean pullets? Or just not the boss? Thanks ;)
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I seem to recall reading here that some hens do crow. As for the other potential your other roos not crowing yet - some don't get round to it until around 6 months and it may not yet be an issue of dominance thats preventing the others from crowing (yet, at least).

    Keep your eye on your young males - i had two 3.5 month olds that had one heck of a fight - blood, swellings etc. Not a pretty site (both were kicked out of the flock immediately at both were eaten[​IMG]).

  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Not so much. Sounds like you have a cockerel.
  4. lillihen77

    lillihen77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2015
    Spirit lake Idaho
    I know in my heart copper is a cockerel :( but he at least won me over enough to never get eaten or given away[​IMG] Smart guy he is!!
    I truly hoped for s "love my brother/sister" batch...seeing as I hatched em and raising them,they better not fight like that!! That would be awful :(
    Thank you for your reply. I have me a pet rooster darnit [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015

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