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Hen acting like Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cabbage, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Cabbage

    Cabbage In the Brooder

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    I have one hen that is acting like a rooster. It crows alot, struts about and pecks at the other hens. What's up with this bird?
     

  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    We had a hen that crowed in it's adolecence, but it grew out of it. How old is your girl, and has it layed any eggs yet?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Are you sure it's a hen? We ordered all pullets. My daughter kept taking one out of the brooder saying it was such a dominate hen.......well, that dominate hen ended up being a surprise roo. [​IMG]

    I had never heard about a hen crowing until I found BYC. Seems like a lot of members have hens that crow.

    I love this site....learn something new all the time.
     
  4. Cabbage

    Cabbage In the Brooder

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    Quote:The bird is about 6 months old. I don't know if she is laying yet or not. I have 5 chickens and get 3 eggs a day. A few people who have not seen the bird suggested that it's not a hen, but I am positive that it is.
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    post a picture!
     

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