Mrs Fluffy is not a Mrs...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MeineHuehner, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. MeineHuehner

    MeineHuehner Out Of The Brooder

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    So Mrs Fluffy is a rooster..."she" has all the signs...has been crowing consistently the past two mornings...before that once or twice week. "She" has found her voice. Tried to shush her ... didn't work [​IMG]. Is very aggressive with my hens, ghostrider and fireball...chases them around the yard. Do hens ever crow? I am still holding out hope "she" will lay an egg in about four weeks...our city does not allow roosters...and I am not sure I do..the 6am wakeup calls are brutal on the weekends...what do I do with Mrs Fluffy now?
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG] If you have a picture, someone for sure will have an opinion on gender. [​IMG]
     
  3. MeineHuehner

    MeineHuehner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! will do... its a Brahma and Mrs Fluffy sure looks like the picture on the breeds page..."she" is a beauty!
     
  4. Pam Allan

    Pam Allan Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard hens can crow - I even read somewhere that back in the Puritan days if a hen crowed they burned it for witchcraft....the jerks.
     
  5. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And now in the future if a "hen" (AKA sexing mistake) crows they kill it because they think roos are bad! They loved it when it was a "hen" but when it turns into a roo they hate it and kill it just for being a roo! Then after they kill it they dance around and cheer that the "horrible crowing, fighting thing" is dead! Then they eat it! That's what most "Chicken Lovers" do with "horrible crowing, fighting things" That's the story of the modern crowing "hen" That's why I say "Roosters Rock! Order St. Run!" instead of "Hens are Awesome, Roos are Worthless!"
     
  6. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had 2 lovely silver laced wyandotte "hens" that i raised from day old chicks. they were supposed to be pullets - until they started crowing one day. then every day - at 5:45 am. there is no mistaking a rooster crowing. look for the long hackle feathers (around the neck) and arching tail feathers. my two lovely ladies, Clarice and Ruthie turned out to be Clarence and Rupert. [​IMG]

    as far as what i "did" with them? i put an ad on my local craigslist and sold them for $5 each. that paid for my next bag of feed for the remaining girls. now i'm hoping they went to a good home, but one really never knows for sure...
     

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