Hen crowing all of the sudden?

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  1. hannahcourtade

    hannahcourtade In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone had experienced a hen crowing in their flock. What are some reasons that this would occur? She's a year and a half old and a Silver Laced Wyandotte. I'm positive she's a hen, she lays eggs!
     

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Oh yes! I've had two sebright hens who were crowing and laying eggs!
     
  3. ILoveChickens01

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    Well, hens don't crow and roosters don't lay eggs. So it is a really weird chicken that lays eggs and crows (I would advise selling it then, you might make a fortune), or it is a rooster, and that another hen is laying the eggs you think this one is laying.
     
  4. hannahcourtade

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    She's definitely a hen, she isn't with any birds right now and we are still finding eggs..
    Here she is [​IMG]
     
  5. ILoveChickens01

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    Hmm.

    Then are you sure it is fully crowing, not making a noise like a crow?
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Hens can make a noise that sounds exactly like a roosters crow. Both my hens did it and we had to get rid of them. It's different from announcing or clucking.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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    That's a hen. I've heard that wyandottes can be known for the hens "crowing"
     

  8. hannahcourtade

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    I'm not sure how to post a video from my phone, but it's exactly like a rooster crow. That's interesting that others have experienced the same thing! I wonder why this happens?
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

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    I don't know! It may have something to do with there not being a rooster in the flock. And I know, it sounds exactly like a crow.
     
  10. hannahcourtade

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    So weird. I'm sorry you had to get rid of your babies! I'm not allowed to have a rooster here in the city, so I'm hoping she stops soon or no one complains
     

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