My hen thinks she is a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by charliechicken, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. charliechicken

    charliechicken New Egg

    Nov 23, 2008
    Hi am a new member and this is my first post. I bought 2 rhode island red hens at a feed store a few months ago. I also have 3 other hens of a different breed. Just the other day one of the hens started making a rooster crow at 5:00 in the morning. I heard of butch hens before. Is this possible? This hen who thinks she is a rooster is twice the size as the others and her colors are so beautiful with greenish tail feathers. She even looks different from the other hens.
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Got pics? Could it be possible that you have a roo and not a hen? If the bird is still young then sometimes it can be hard to tell.
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    has this hen layed eggs yet? Sounds to me like your hen is a rooster which would explain why it looks so much different than the other hens. Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  4. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    It would probibly be a roo if it is different and colorful, but sometimes it is very hard to tell.
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Your hen may well be a rooster.

    Pics should help clarify this, if you can post some.


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