Hen Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by terrylundberg, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. terrylundberg

    terrylundberg New Egg

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    I only have 3 hens, NO rooster. One of my hens has taken to crowing in the morning. OK, it's weird...do hens do that? Any thoughts?
     
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard that can happen especially when there is no rooster in the flock.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I've read of dominant hens crowing. I've had a hen "attempt" to crow - at least I have to think that's what that strangled, gutteral catterwalling was - but it didn't sound like a full on rooster crow...more like when some cockerels are making their first sorry attempts.
     
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  4. terrylundberg

    terrylundberg New Egg

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    Well she IS the largest hen....Orphington....she gives it all she's got! At first I thought it was a turkey!
     
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  5. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have heard a LOT of those 'turkey' noises and never thought about it being any of our pullets. I wonder now??

    We unfortunatetly have a roo and are in the attempt to find a new home for him, whether it be with someone elses flock or in the freezer, no matter he needs to go. Then we'll see if the 'gobbling' sounds come back. [​IMG]
     

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