My hen is crowing!!!!

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

  1. cochin gal

    cochin gal Out Of The Brooder

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    I have recently lost my pet Roo that I loved dearly and a month later I lost my favorite hen. So I only have 1 little white cochin hen left. They are house chickens, so I started hearing this
    strange noise coming from my hen. She is crowing. I had heard this happens but had never seen it. It's too funny.
    I guess she is taking over for the absence of her companions.[​IMG]
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YUP...[​IMG]
    that is exactly what she is doing...poor girl, you need to get her another companion!
     
  3. miraclz5

    miraclz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss...losing beloved pets is so hard! Be well and God Bless.....
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Aww Poor henny [​IMG] Yes, I agree...she needs a buddy [​IMG] My splash cochin hen used to crow AND try to mate other hens. She laid eggs so I KNOW she was a she [​IMG] LOL They can be so funny.
     
  5. Browner71

    Browner71 Out Of The Brooder

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    A hen trying to crow sure makes it tough to determine gender of a young bird for a new chicken owner. Just when I'm sure I've got a hen, a little crow comes out.
     
  6. Jessie66

    Jessie66 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens, and was very shocked when one of them started crowing. [​IMG] I think she is responding to the rooster crows she hears from the neighbours roos. [​IMG]
     
  7. I'm1chickencuddler

    I'm1chickencuddler Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in a near panic.....one of my hens started crowing this morning scaring the crap out of all my other girls and some of my neighbors. NOT COOL AT ALL. How or can I force change in that behavior? I cannot legally have chickens but all my neighbors are good with it provided I have no roo.....okay and provided I have no hen making the noise of a roo....what, if anything can I do to make her stop immediately before I am discovered by further away neighbors, get reported, have fines, and be forced to get rid of my flock that I adore and do not want to get rid of? HELP HELP HELP please!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a hen in the bathroom recovering from a prolapse. One morning dh and I heard what sounded like a crow.It definitely was not a egg song.

    I don't think you can do much about the crowing,or any egg songs. Sometimes my hens are louder after an egg lay than the rooster. If I were you I would just show people the hens,and that you have no rooster.You can not be required to shut the hens up,and if one of them crows well therer is nothing you can do about it.
     
  9. I'm1chickencuddler

    I'm1chickencuddler Out Of The Brooder

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    The thing is.....I cannot legally keep chickens. They are currently not allowed in my neighborhood.
     
  10. cochin gal

    cochin gal Out Of The Brooder

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    That sucks, but same for me I live in a rural area in Arizona and the first rule is no poultry. Its like i'm committing a sin.
    I have my crowing hen in the house so no one can hear her. I have no clue how to stop the behavior other than getting a roo which wont help the noise
    issue. I have parrots also and when one of them starts making horrible noises i use a squirt bottle. I give her a little spritz and it works every time.
    I wouldn't soak the hen but maybe tell her NO and give her a little spritz, chickens are smarter than people give them credit for. My little hen i just lost would step up on my hand
    just like the parrots. So cute, i miss her so much.
     

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