My HEN is CROWING????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MichelleKing, May 16, 2019 at 5:02 AM.

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  1. MichelleKing

    MichelleKing Songster

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    So, this morning I hear LOUD crowing outside. I am confused because I have no roosters outside. I have one rooster, a micro serama, and he is INSIDE my house where I can see him. No, this was a loud crow and it was definitely outside. I went outside to find my head hen, Cinnamon, crowing?????

    She was out of the coop, no one else was out yet, and she was in a weird area of the run staring at something in my yard. She was very intent on whatever she was staring at. I couldnt see anything of noteworthiness.

    I'm kind of freaking out. This is a two year old hen and she lays an egg every day and I've seen her lay eggs and she's gone broody before. Um....so?????

    I have a video but I cant post it.
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    sounds like less of a crow and more of an alert call. If she was staring at something so intently, it could have been a predator or something that looked suspicious to her, and so she was warning the rest of the flock.
     
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  3. MichelleKing

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    That does make sense. She's VERY protective of the flock.
     
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  4. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Did she extend her neck and puff out her throat a bit when she made the noise? If so it's a crow.

    I've had crowing hens and pullets before. Either there's something in my water here or its more common than people think. I believe it is caused by hormone imbalances although that's just a guess.
     
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    Hens can crow, not too common, but not unprecedented especially when there's no male in the flock.
     
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    jolenesdad Crowing

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    Why is the rooster in the house? Have things changed outside recently?

    When I separated out some of my flock when integrating last year and was dealing with some bullies, I had a hen who got all out of sorts and crowed for three or four days.
     
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