Our hen, Della, crowed today!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindseykoehler, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. lindseykoehler

    lindseykoehler In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2007
    Napa, California
    Our 6-month-old Delaware hen, Della, crowed today! A full on rooster sounding crow...but not as loud! She's our noisy girl, and the dominant hen. We have 3 hens, no roosters, so I guess she's taken on the rooster role a little! Anyone else have a hen that crowed today? [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks like another crowing hen!
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Not today anymore:(
    But I had one!
    This is Slifer the Sky Dragon. She's wearing her leash and muzzle. Obelisk the Tormentor is hiding under her.
  4. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    haha thats so funny b/c i have another thread going about how my husband and i heard a crow in our yard and NO one near us has chickens. it's in
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  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Uh. That hen is a roo....i think:/
  6. SandyC

    SandyC Songster

    I thought I had two crowing hens, but it is now apparent that they are roosters.
  7. lindseykoehler

    lindseykoehler In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2007
    Napa, California
    No...I'm 100% sure Della is a hen. She lays eggs! She's just a little "manly". [​IMG] I love the picture of Slifer the Sky Dragon.
  8. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    yes...slifer looks manly also...but as I recall, she laid eggs too!

    I'm sure spotted crow will verify!

  9. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    OK our little flock is 20 weeks old and we just hear a cock-a-doo-do. Could she really be a she or is she just a late bloomer?
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep she laid one lovely baby yellow egg. I had her on female hormone therapy to stop her crowing and all it got was the egg.[​IMG] $30 a month for crowing and eggs wasn't worth it...
    She was actually a true hermaphrodite...so I got the one in a million...but no lottery ticket. sigh

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