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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Laura k, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Laura k

    Laura k Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I have my three pet chickens who the sellers said they were all female. But one of my chickens cockadoodledoos sometimes and now Im beginning to wonder if they were wrong! Is it possible for a female to make noises similar to that of the rooster?
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Possible, but very unlikely... a hen crowing is fairly rare and usually is an older one taking on the roosters role... if you have a young one crowing, then sorry, but he is a rooster...
     
  3. Laura k

    Laura k Out Of The Brooder

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    well bummer! if it is a rooster he will have to go live at my friends an hour from here in the country. My neighbors will not be happy with me if I have a rooster, so im hoping maybe she just does that , but thing is, she/he is young, not old
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sounds like a definite rooster then, sorry... if he has very thin pointy feathers hanging down on either side at the base of his tail, then absolutely he is a roo...
     
  5. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but you have a rooster.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined.

    If a bird is crowing, it is almost certainly a rooster. Generally, only old or very dominant hens tend to crow. If you want to be certain, I suggest posting a photo of the suspect bird, either in the What Breed or Gender section that Two Crows linked to, or on this thread.

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Unfortunately, a crowing bird is almost always a rooster.
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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