My Hen Is confused

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggCentric, May 30, 2008.

  1. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I caught my cinnamon queen hen (pictured in my avatar) crowing this morning! Yes, she is for sure, a hen, I've seen her lay eggs. What a character she is!
     
  2. CHKNFMR

    CHKNFMR Out Of The Brooder

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  3. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, she's not going anywhere, I love her to pieces [​IMG]
     
  4. Mystary

    Mystary Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 BO hens. They are 3 years old now. One of them also crows. She just started crowing a few months ago. I don't know why she is doing this. But she is the dominant hen. I think she is trying to play the male role...[​IMG]

    Tina
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My bird Slifer crowed...
    And *I* whistle. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rofl Spotted! [​IMG]
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Leave it to Spotted! [​IMG]

    Egg, it sounds like your sweet queen bee is announcing her status!
     
  8. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks after our only rooster was killed, the oldest hen started to crow. Once we got a new rooster, the crowing stopped. It was never a very good crow anyway.
     
  9. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pair of hamburg hens as part of a larger mixed breed flock. These birds didn't interact with the larger birds much, and the roosters never were able to catch or mate them. One hen "turned" male. She grew larger, redder comb and wattles. Grew larger legs and even tried to crow and mount the other hamburg hen. I have heard it can happen in a flock full of females. Here's an interesting link with more info. http://feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChange.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008

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