Hen Crowing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Happycowdog, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Back in July, I ordered three hens from the hatchery. Two light Brahma's and one EE. I really thought green eggs would be cool! These are the first hens I have ever had. Early in the morning around 6:30am lately, there is crowing coming out of the coop. My husband laughs and says that is Sunni the EE. I thought hens didn't crow!

    Sunni also has a beard around her face that makes her look like Snuffy Smith. Could she be a male?? She also gets "frisky" with my cattledog and stares him down, then attacks him. Yet, she is very sweet. I am just not ready for a male yet! I hope the hatchery didn't make a mistake!
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a rooster as sexing is never 100% accurate at the hatcheries. We couldn't tell ya if it is or not without pics. It is not unheard of to have a hen crow and be the dominant one when there is no rooster present. I hatched a hen awhile back who had waddles and a comb like a rooster and crowed as well. I didn't know she was truely a hen until the day she laid an egg.
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Yah need pics. 99% of the time when someone posts here and says their 'hen' is crowing, it's really a rooster.. however, as the poster above said, some hens can crow too in certain circumstances.
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    We have a hen that crows everyday and lays almost everyday. She is about 18 months old and for sure a hen. Let me find the link, it's really cute!
     
  5. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens can crow, Is s/he head "Hen" in your coop?

    Vent sexing is only 99% accurate so she could be a he, You could always DNA sex he/r if you really need to know...I'v done it before...[​IMG]

    Here's who I used:
    They only cost $20 for blood DNA sexing, I just clip a nail until it bleeds, 2 drops is all it takes.

    If you post some pix we'd be glad to tell you what we think s/he is.
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:No she is not a head hen, she is our little house chicken.
     
  8. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying like crazy to upload a few photo's. I uploaded them, I just have to figure out how to post them in the message!
     
  9. Happycowdog

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    [​IMG] If this works I am going to crow myself...
     
  10. Happycowdog

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