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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Drbbie, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Drbbie

    Drbbie New Egg

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    Hi, my name is Debbie. I'm new at raising chickens. I got 10, 2week old babies from our local feed mill. They are 9 weeks old. We have 1 Delaware White, 5 brown Buckeye, and 4 black aus.(not sure how to spell) Just today one of my Aus crowed. I have read many posts and seen pics of both roo and hen. I can't tell the difference. Do hens crow?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens typically do not crow and I say that because it is possible than a hen will take on the role of a rooster if there is not one present. However, it has only happened to my group of hens one time and that was after we lost a rooster which had been around for years. This hen even jumped on the backs of other hens as if to mate them. I would assume that a hen would only do this if it was previously exposed to a rooster but I wouldn't quote me on that.
     
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    IMO the one crowing at that age is a boy.

    Hens who crow do so because of hormonal/ovarian problems (most are ovarian or adrenal gland tumors) and are usually over 2 yo.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would say you have a rooster in the ranks.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! That does sound like a rooster. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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