My hen is crowing???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tanichca, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hey all! My silver phoenix pullet started crowing today. Now, I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she is a she. She lays eggs, and phoenix roosters and hens differ largely in coloration. Now, she is in the coop with a rooster, a very dominant rooster. I just bought a new rooster, who will be "alpha" as soon as I sell the old roo. So, why would she be crowing? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    As to why she has suddenly started crowing...... [​IMG] but I did want say I have a phoenix hen who *occasionally* crows. She also has a scary set of spurs she uses to whoop the snot out of any cockerel or roo who gets in her way. Good luck!
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hmm, must be a phoenix thing. She also tries to fight with the new rooster (they are in different coops, but they fight from opposite sides of the fence)
     

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