My hen crows!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snewman, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am, sadly, down to one single chicken (her last friend disappeared a few days ago), and she has started to crow! I thought I was going crazy the other day when I heard crowing. I thought maybe someone had dumped a rooster but I didn't see one. Then I heard the crowing again yesterday and caught her in the act. What is going on????
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    She might be a rooster....Can you post a picture of her?
     
  3. she'scountry68

    she'scountry68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she may be a he.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one I thought for certain was a she, I had gotten her with 2 others I knew were roos, then she started crowing also....after posting pics and getting opinions, she is a he....post pics, we will help you.
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard of this occuring when there is no rooster in a flock. The dominant hen stops laying and assumes the rooster duties, as much as possible [​IMG].
     
  6. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    I had a hen that had two chicks. A definite hen. [​IMG] She went crazy when people walked by... eventually she began to grow. It was insane! I think the hen herself was out of her mind, though.
     
  7. Sonic Chicken

    Sonic Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a beautiful white female Ameraucana who crowed every morning. She was one of my best hens ever. She would lay the most beautiful turquoise eggs up until she was 7 years old. I miss her. Enjoy your crowing hen, it could very well be a female. Post a pic with a good head shot and I'm sure somebody here can tell. [​IMG]
     
  8. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely a hen, I'm still getting an egg a day, and she's the only chicken around. It's very bizarre. I haven't heard her do it in a few days now, so maybe her urges come and go. My chick order just arrived, so we'll see what happens in a few weeks when she has some new friends to play with.
     
  9. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely a hen, I'm still getting an egg a day,

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  10. jadeybaby70

    jadeybaby70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, my Salmon Fav. is the crower in my flock. I know she is a she....seen her lay an egg myself [​IMG] We have a roo we are going to keep but as of now, have no mature roo in the area. She is definitely the alpha hen and makes it known. Kinda crazy, huh?
     

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