My hen thinks she's a roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Goose and Fig, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    One of my buff orps "crows" every morning. She makes more noise than the roosters. Is this an orp thing- or is she just strange?
     
  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

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    I have heard of a lot of hens doing that
    this one persons hen (on BYC) crows everyday after she lays an egg!
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oh she yaps like crazy after she lays an egg- but in the morning she actually comes outside, goes to the highest roost, and moans for over an hour. I'll have to get a video of her.
     
  4. tulie13

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    That is WILD - my husband said he saw one of our BO's crowing yesterday. I KNOW she is a SHE, not a HE. She's older than my roos that I can surely identify as roos, she does not have the pointy neck feathers, or the saddle feathers, etc. I'm 100% sure she is a girl.

    But she crowed yesterday. [​IMG] Maybe she's trying to put my unruly roos in their place? There are 8 and they are starting to pick on the girls. I only have 23 hens right now - at least 7 of these guys are getting on the bus to Freezer Camp next week... [​IMG]
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    She is older than my roos as well. I have a speckled sussex in with them, and he only crows every other day. It's like she's taken charge of the coop since I sold the RIR roo. [​IMG]

    Everyone always recommends orps as a good quiet chicken. Mine are anything but quiet! I have a dozen breeds, and they are the noisiest of all. Gotta love em though!
     

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