my hen is crowing!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jane, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. jane

    jane In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Lavender is a wyandotte bantam, about 9 months old. She is bottom of the pecking order. Lately she has been refusing to come into the coop at night. Early in the morning she crows to get us up so that we let the others out and feed them all. Is this normal? What should we do? Or have I gone completely mad and is she in fact a he all along?

    I'll post a pic in a few minutes whenI have worked out how!
  2. jane

    jane In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    best pic I can get
  3. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I think your hen is a ROO!!!! lol
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    sometimes hens take on the role of a they start crowing.but i dont know what causes them todo that.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    She is a she, some girls just start to do that, especially if you don't have a rooster around.
  6. mangled

    mangled Songster

    She is a she, if you ask me. She doesn't have the neck feathers or the tail of a roo.

    I think there are crowing hens. I have a silver-laced wyandotte named Roberta who is LOUD. She can be heard as well as, if not better than the roos, and we have 4 roos.

    Does she lay at all?

    Pretty girl, either way.
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Definately a hen/pullet. If you get a Roo, she may stop.

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Looks like a pretty girl with a rooster complex.
  9. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Hens will take the place of a roo if they don't have one. Mostly only the hens a the top of the Pecking order crow. [​IMG]
  10. jane

    jane In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks so much everyone. I will be able to tell Lav that even though she is not very bright and her sisters are mean she has been internationally admired![​IMG]
    I just hope the neighbours understand...

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