In The Absence of a Rooster, can hens ever crow???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SandyC, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. SandyC

    SandyC Songster

    I THOUGHT I had all pullets, but my two white Buffs have started crowing. It isn't very loud and they only do it when I come into their coop. They are about 20 weeks old and are larger than my americaunas hens. I am getting suspicious though. I have looked at some pictures of White Buff Roosters, but I just can't be sure. Any thoughs?
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    do you have a picture?
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    A picture can be worth a thousand words.[​IMG]
    I DID have a crowing hen, but she was a true Hermaphrodite. One in a million and I didn't buy a lottery ticket.[​IMG]
    Buff is a colour not a breed, just so you know...[​IMG]
    If you have White Orpingtons or White Rocks, they're a heavy breed so that may not mature as fast as your EE's.
  4. SandyC

    SandyC Songster

    THanks for the correction on color! OK...I have White Orpingtons. I am pretty sure they are roosters now. I wll see if I can get a picture, but from what my chicken friend told me to look for on them, I think someone goofed!!!!
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Even if you get sexed chicks at a hatchery there's a 75% chance that you will get girls, but there's still that 25% of a boy slipping through.
    You're welcome.
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Do they have the beginnings of spurs on their legs?
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I have a hen who has spurs...I know it's a hen because of her feathering and the fact she lays eggs, so it's not always just roos who have spurs.
  8. SandyC

    SandyC Songster

    Hmmm...I am pretty sure they are roosters. I am going to get a picture and post it.
  9. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    I thought for a little while that I had a crowing hen, but that was just when I was in Rooster denial. [​IMG]
  10. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    I have a hen that crowed one time. Not sure what was up with that, but I think she was just feeling her cheerios and didnt know how to express it. [​IMG]

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