HELP!! I'm Confused!!!!**With PICS****

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BirdBoy88, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    I just went over to the aviary to look at the birds and i just saw my white male button quail lay an egg????

    he was in the nest box then pop it falls out of him it look painful??

    reason i say male is because he crows everyday and growls i'm confused!

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  2. sounds like you have a crowing female. Thats far more likely than a male laying an egg.
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    yea but i thought females don't crow?
  4. [​IMG]
    yeah, but yours does

    No seriously,
    I have heard on this forum that some hens will crow, maybe no a full blown cockadoodledo, but its some sort of crow none the less.
    I don't know the reason for it.
    Just a month ago I posted about how I was upset that my favorite pullet crowed so now I knew it was a rooster and I couldn't keep it.
    People started saying that sometimes the pullets will do that and not to be too hasty on getting rid of a roo.
    If I can find that thread again I will post it.
  5. She Is A He!My favorite hen is a roo.

    this was the title of the thread and for some reason i can't bring it up.
    Whenever I put it in as search or for author search it brings me to my own personal page with my settings.
    Maybe if you try it in the search section the thread will come up for you. I will work on it again too.
  6. Okay, I pulled it up and this is what one of the poster says.
    I know there is a few other threads that address this as well. Hopefully someone will also chime in.

    One of my BA pullets crows periodically and I KNOW she's a she bc she lays eggs! So *maaaaybe* yours IS a hen who like to pretend she's a boy? Just thinking....
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007

    it's still confusing i guess it will be some getting use to
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Just for the record there is no possible way that a roo laid an egg and I have a few hen's that do try and crow!! You either have a hen or the one you thought laid the egg, didn't!!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  9. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    I had a hen once that instead of the usual cackle after laying an egg she would crow as good as the roosters did. and I know it was her egg cause she was in a pen by herself!
  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA

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