Hen crowing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kannm, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have a wonderful silky hen that started crowing today. We love her, but cannot keep him. Is there a way to convince him to lay eggs?
     
  2. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused. Is it really a rooster or hen? How old? I have heard that as hens get old, they lose their hen-hormones, which may cause them to start crowing.
     
  3. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't have a roo at present and my large red sex link hen actually tries to crow... it's sounds gross but you can tell that she is trying to tell everyone, she is the BOSS!-
     
  5. Puff of Fluff

    Puff of Fluff Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] . Have you had her/him very long and is this the only chicken you have? Are there other chickens living in your neighborhood? Maybe she is just singing back to them about their new made egg [​IMG] . Is it a true crow, long, loud and forceful? Or more like a hen song where it starts and kind of goes up and down in pitch and in volume? Hen song can sometimes sound pretty close to a crow.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take her to a farm with a male bird and have him breed her. That should quieten her up for a bit! [​IMG]
     
  7. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that sometimes when you have all hens. Sometimes one hen becomes dominant and starts taking rooster charteristics and crowing is one of them.

    I am glad none of my hens crow. My grandma beleives it is bad luck she would make me cull it for sure [​IMG]
     
  8. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to have to check her/him out, then. If you guys are serious and a girl can sometimes crow, I would be so happy.

    Thank you for the welcome.

    We do have all girls, I hope. So it is not completly impossible.
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

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  10. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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