Oh dear - we have a case of a crowing hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stephine, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Stephine

    Stephine Songster

    May 30, 2016
    That is amazing! So far, I have only heard her join in in the morning at first light. If I ever hear her later I will run down to see...
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    That's when mine crowed too, right along with the same age cockbird.
    I kept dashing down there to see and finally did,
    2+yo molting hen probably close to or top of pecking order.
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  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Mine was a much more sociable 11am crower, so easy to catch her at it!
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  4. GldnValleyHens

    GldnValleyHens Crowing

    Apr 21, 2017
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    This is our young buff laced, which we THOUGHT was a pullet, for she had been ordered sexed. I guess they were wrong, for I strongly suspect she is a HE. Not only is his/her crest much sparser and feathered, not a round puff like our previous Polish pullet, but our Millie has sickle feathers growing in and little nubs growing on her legs. I am disappointed, for now we have 3 guaranteed roosters, ( also 1 Belgian De' Uccles and an Amerecana Roo) She must be a late developer I guess, no crowing yet. Her same-age brother the banty roo is already crowing, and is so adorable!
  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I have two hens that crow, but they don't do it all year. They seem to enjoy their vocals in the mornings and mostly during spring when hormones are fresh and frisky.

    One is a Speckled Sussex, now age six years, and the other is a three-year old Cream Legbar. Linda the Sussex will go at it for about an hour in the mornings and she sounds like a young cockerel practicing, but she ends each series of notes with a long drawn out yodel with a credible vocal tremolo.

    The Cream Legbar sounds very nearly like a regular rooster, though a young one, still not practiced yet. She also does her crowing first thing in the morning, but she will only let loose with two or three and she's done for that session.

    Both hens are "all girl", no secondary male sex characteristics, and both are regular layers. And they don't do it because there's no rooster in the flock. Strawberry, the Cream Legbar rooster fulfills his role admirably and doesn't appear to mind two of the girls horning in on his act.
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  6. Stephine

    Stephine Songster

    May 30, 2016

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