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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sicily0144, Oct 29, 2007.
Am I in trouble or will a hen crow once in awhile?
Um, well, let's just say that most hens never crow.
EDITED TO ADD: Note that I said most. Some do crow, but usually they do not.
My Golden laced Polish "hen" crowed yesterday morning. Lola is no longer Lola. We call HIM Onslo.
Sorry...I know how you feel. I didn't really want a rooster either...but we shall see how it goes
My condolances....what a bummer! That is why I'm afraid to name my birds!
I've heard my delaware hen crow 3 times now (she doesn't do it regularly). It's always very startling!
I read a post where a hen will crow if there aren't any roosters and it is the dominant hen in the coop.
I have also read that (while I was studying up on chickens before I bought any) that if you have no roosters, one hen will often become dominant and start acting like a rooster.
How old? My Silkies just started crowing and they are 20 weeks old. I have one silver seabright that has been crowing since they were about 12 weeks old. I didn't have any idea that I had any more males until the crowing started. I feel your pain!
Quote:I heard the same thing. This may be, or it could be a roo. Give a picture of it in the "what breed or gender is this" and ask for its gender and you will probably get good results.
I recently posted a concern that my barred rock hen began crowing a couple months ago. She is definitely a hen because she had layed eggs for most of her 6 years. She is the lead hen in the pecking order and now begins the day with a good crow-type yell. There are no roos in the flock, so I think she is just taking over the command more. It's weird, but I have come to enjoy the morning wake-up call.