help! is my hen a rooster?

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  1. Becky HENsen

    Becky HENsen Out Of The Brooder

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    The one in the middle, I think she's a tetra tint. anyway I've had her for almost 4 months now me and her are very close! she was an only chicken until yesterday when we bought two more girls for her and a coop. She crows every morning at 6am and I live in a suburban town that doesn't allow roosters! I'm scared I'll get a complaint and they'll take her a way. She crows through out the day. She has a big red comb and is very dominating but friendly! No eggs yet. I know a hen can crow , especially if they were the only hen, or to show dominance, or to locate the flock. Please help!!
     
  2. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's the white one you are talking about, that looks like a roo to me. I would think that a hen crowing would not be anything like a rooster crowing every morning and all throughout the day, maybe I'm wrong. Hopefully someone else will chime in though.

    And btw [​IMG]
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, you have yourself a cockerel there! If you want to rehome him, you might try chatting with your chicken neighbors in your state thread. Maybe someone nearby will take him...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/537/new-jersey

    When you have 20 posts here, you can place an ad in our Buy Sell and Trade section in hopes of finding him a nice home...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing

    Good luck with your flock. I hope you can find him a nice forever home. :)
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Yes, that is a rooster.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Handsome boy - crowing hens are not nearly as common as some folks think, and do not occur with young birds, but rather with older birds when it does happen.
     
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  6. Becky HENsen

    Becky HENsen Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh man. I am devastated. She, or he, is super friendly and followed me everywhere ! I am sooo upset! I have to get rid of him. I ordered the "no crow" collar, but it hasn't gotten here yet. Anyone ever use it? I hope it lowers the crow significantly because I want to keep my chicken !
     
  7. Becky HENsen

    Becky HENsen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm from central jersey, anyone know anyone who wants to take her into a loving home?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I don't live anywhere near you, so I unfortunately can't help. I hope you find a home for "him"!
     
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  9. Becky HENsen

    Becky HENsen Out Of The Brooder

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    Wahhhhh!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Here is a couple of links to threads from others that may have used this collar....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/910670/no-crow-collars

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/906916/no-crow-rooster-collar

    I am so sorry about your baby. You might try keeping him caged for a few hours a day. If you keep him in a cage that he cannot fully extend himself, he won't be able to crow. So at least you can keep him quiet for some of the day, letting him out occasionally. I wouldn't leave him in a tiny cage for long periods, but for a few hours to keep him quiet during the hours you need him to be quiet. [​IMG]
     

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