Hen started crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SugarDuck, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Lamar, AR.
    We have an SLW hen who started crowing today when our only rooster ( White Leghorn ) started learning to crow only a few days ago. He would sound out and then she started to do it. She is the biggest hen and has ran the yard for a while. However, she won't be old enough to lay until August. I've read on here that some hens will crow in the absence of a roo but will one do it as well as the rooster? Or do I have a SLW rooster and not a hen. Is this normal?
  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Sence you have a rooster already, I don't think you have a hen. I think it's a rooster
  3. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    I' ve had a few hens that crowed, but they were atleast three or four years old. I actually named this little bantam leghorn, Crowing hen, because she crowed on and off for the rest of her life and stil laid eggs. And I've had roosters everytime I've had a hen crow. I've had three hens crow, one leghorn, white cochin and my old araucana hen.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  4. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    I thought it was a display of dominance. She has run the yard, and now her dominant spot is in jeopardy, so maybe she is trying to assert her dominance over him. Just a thought.
  5. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Coos Bay, OR
    I have about three hens who crow, and we have a rooster. A pic might help [​IMG]
  6. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    I think you might have a roo, I have never heard of a hen that crowed so early.
  7. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Lamar, AR.
  8. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    ive had a hen start crowing, but this seems a little too early
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That looks like a cockerel to me. Crowing would be pretty normal for that boy!

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