Hen "crowing"?????--sorry double post

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LarissaCluck, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. LarissaCluck

    LarissaCluck Chirping

    Jan 11, 2011
    Central Coast, CA
    Ok forgive me if this is a totally stupid question. New chicken owner!!

    So my easter egger hen I inherited has been crowing in the morning the last few weeks. It's definitely a she, she definitely lays eggs. ANd no its not as much of a crow as a roosters, but its still loud. I worry about it being obnoxious to the neighbros! We are allowed to keep chickens in my zone, but not roosters and basically as long as there aren't a lot of complaints with noise.

    So what gives? Why do hens do this? Is it a dominance thing?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2011
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Is she crowing after she lays an egg. If so, she is letting you & your neighbor know that she has layed an egg. Mine do this as well & its pretty loud. Its the egg song.
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Yes, I also have an EE hen that's crows once in awhile. It isn't quite like a roosters crow, but still a crow. She'll get up on the outside perch and do it. It cracks me up.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2011

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