Hens acting like Roosters?! (i hope!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigBuckSnort, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I added a 6'x10' dog kennel to one end of my 'a' frame coop for the chickens to have a little more room to run. This is the first time they have been out since I got them about 3 weeks ago. I'm not sure how old they are, but I'm guessing 15-17 weeks. I have posted pix of them on here before and everyone agreed that 3 are hens, one is a roo.

    Well, when I let them out today they got all excited. 2 of the hens were stretching their necks out, ruffling their feathers and kind of fighting around like a rooster would do....? Do hens do this, or do I need to reevaluate my chickens genders?

    oh yea, The one that I think is a roo got so excited about his new space he tried crowing.... it actually sounded like something that would come from a crow, but it was funny to see him get all cocky!
     
  2. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    the feathers around their necks were ruffled when they stretched out their necks.
     
  3. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    yes all my hens do it lol dont worry.
     
  4. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    thank goodness [​IMG]


    They have just all been so calm acting in their coop, and then when they got their new run it startled me the way they were all acting!
     

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