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My hen sounds like a Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hen--rietta, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Hen--rietta

    Hen--rietta Hatching

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    My hens were given as a gift. They are Rhode Island Reds.. about 7 months old. I am new to chickens but I really enjoy them. We started with 3 hens , 1 escaped and got attacked you a neighborhood dog. We have 2 left and they sure are spolied. Just a couple days ago rhode runner started making this weird rooster like sound every morning at about 630am. I'm worried she may be a he. Do hens ever make these noises? It's only a few times until I go give her some food. They are free range so they spend the rest of the day sitting around in the sun.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Hens sometimes make crowing noises and some hens actually crow, believe it or not! If you post pics in the What Breed Or Gender is This? forum section we'll be able to tell you what you've got.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Some hens do crow, but more often than not, a crowing "hen" is a rooster. If you post in the What Breed or Gender is This? section of the forums (link provided by Sumi), we should be able to sex your crower.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Older hens can start crowing. But if this is a young bird, chances are it is a rooster. Definitely post a pic in our What Breed and Gender section. Sumi has left you with the link.

    Sorry for your losses. It is never easy to lose them. Enjoy your babies!
     
  5. Gerard Dawn

    Gerard Dawn In the Brooder

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    Yes some hens do crow, but sometimes the noise is different from the one roosters make and can be continuous. They usually make this noise in the morning especially when she has chicks.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome! Glad to have you! feel free to ask questions we'll try to get you answers
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] I think your hen is a rooster in disguise. Do they get along well? Have you seen the suspicious one trying to breed the other? If they both start laying eggs, then you will know for sure. If you posed a phot - we could probably tell you right away.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Okay. the other members have helped you already[​IMG] BUT here is a greeting from me!!

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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