Hen crowing???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MYNSBTR, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. MYNSBTR

    MYNSBTR Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 2 baby chicks...1 and 2 days apart back in say July/August. They have grown nicely into beautiful chickens. One we have figured out is a rooster, and now, all of a sudden...(like 2 or 3 weeks after the rooster has started) the 2nd one sounds like "she" could be crowing as well. Alright, so maybe it doesn't sound like she could be...she is starting to crow like a rooster. Is it at all possible for a hen to sound like a rooster if she hangs out only with a rooster? If not, does anyone in NJ want 2 roosters? LOL (I laugh, but I am serious) We want hens to lay eggs...so if anyone wants to trade or has hens I am willing to make arrangements. Thank you for your help [​IMG] Happy 2011!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Occasionally, hens sort of make crowing noises; they don't produce a real crow. And they generally do this when there is NO roo present, as part of claiming to be the dominant hen.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounding like (pun intended) two roosters.[​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Post a picture and we'll tell you if it's a hen or roo.
     
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a game hen that used to do this quite a bit, & let me tell you she was the dominant hen on the yard.
     
  6. MYNSBTR

    MYNSBTR Out Of The Brooder

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    Donrae, I will do that today. Rebel...there are only 2, so I don't know if she's trying to prove a point and telling him not to mess with her, mimiking him or IS a him! lol I will get a picture today [​IMG]
     

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