My hen is crowing and not laying!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cebe51, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Cebe51

    Cebe51 In the Brooder

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    Isabella, the beautiful little hen, has gone through some transformation last July! She has not been laying any eggs for 6 months and now she's crowing? Is this normal? Has she become a "transgender"? Help!!!
     

  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    here is a bunch of stuff to read on the subject:http://www.urbanchickenpodcast.com/ucp-episode-018/ Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cebe51

    Cebe51 In the Brooder

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    Wow, thanks! I thought this was the case, but I am still hopeful that she will go back to being a hen. :)
     

  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like another stealth rooster. They pretend to be girls until you get attached to them and then BOING - instant rooster.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Are you sure "she" is a hen?
     
  6. Welcome to BYC!
     

  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    If "she" is crowing, I suspect that "she" isn't a hen. Only old hens or dominant hens tend to crow.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Chickens don't become transgender. If your hen is actually crowing (sometimes new chicken owners mistake the hen's song for a crow), then you have a rooster and not a hen. Hens do crow on very rare occasions, but it is almost always a hen over two years old that has taken over the role of the rooster in a roosterless flock. If you want to post a pic of your chicken, we can verify it's gender for you. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicken.
     

  9. How about a picture? We love pictures!
     

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