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Help! One of my chickens sounds like a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dmcanallen, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. dmcanallen

    dmcanallen New Egg

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    We have three orpingtons in Atlanta GA. Just two weeks ago the oldest started sounding like a rooster and wakes up the neighborhoods each morning and continues to crow loud randomly throughout the day. We are 99% sure she is a "she". Help, what is wrong with her and what can we do to stop the noise before we get a noise violation from the city?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Post a picture of the bird in question and let us tell you if you have a male. Hens make noise, too.
     
  3. bantam0907

    bantam0907 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its always possible that she is a he but there is such thing as a hen crowing. Its more sing song than a rooster but its definatly a crow.Some hens do it when there is no rooster present and im guessing since you have the noise violation worries you dont have a rooster. As far as i know there isnt a way to stop it though...
     
  4. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll wait to see the pictures, but my girls make a lot of noise even without the crowing. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a girl that is obnoxiously loud. It isn't crowing - but it is more like screaming. [​IMG] Thank goodness our neighbors think the girls are funny and cute!

    So don't give up on "her" yet...she might just be singing!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree, please post a picture... [​IMG]
     
  7. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We also live in Atlanta and have 2 Buff Orps. They are the loudest hens ever!! Our neighbors have a rooster (shhh! don't turn them in!) and when he crows, our Buffs answer with this god-awful screechy sound. I imagine that pterodactyls had nothing on our girls. Depending on where you are and your neighbors, it might take a lot to top the noise ordinance. If your neighbors get testy, just promise to give them the best eggs ever!!!

    welcome to the city chicken club!!
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  8. dmcanallen

    dmcanallen New Egg

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    Not the clearest pic but this is my loud girl (or boy). Thanks for your help.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. chickendidwhat

    chickendidwhat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to tell for sure but the neck feathers look kind of roosterish. That said, we have a number of hens that make all kinds of noise in the morning - not in the afternoon or in the evening, just in the morning.

    How old is she/he?

    Greg
    www.thissmallfarm.com
     
  10. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just have young BO's, never had them otherwise, but that looks a like a rooster to me. its comb is as big as my sussex or my dad's BR roosters' combs
     
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