Please tell me my hen is crowing...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by makt, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. makt

    makt Hatching

    Aug 21, 2008
    Kitsap County, Washington
    In June we went to the feed store and picked up 5 baby chicks. We only want hens, well Buttercup turned out to be a rooster. He went to a great home, thank goodness. Well now another one of my chickens has started crowing. Do you think he/she is a roo?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Could you get a full side view?
    I think she's a he, but I need more pics just to be sure...
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    OK, your hen is crowing! [​IMG]
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:Gawrsh darn it! I want to do that!
  5. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Since you got rid of the roo, could she be taking over for him. Someone else on this site mentioned that as a reason for hens crowing. My "hen" does it too, in response to Roo, her companion. Maybe it is not as unusual as we think it to be. Chickie has yet to lay an egg, but from pics, folks tell me she IS a SHE.
  6. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Our hen started crowing after she got separated from her buds when she got her leg amputated..
    She still laid her egg every other day, though. It was sort of a call and response thing.. Rooster would crow, the inside hen would too. Dunno how that's really possible, but hey. It gives you some hope? [​IMG]
  7. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Blue Ridge, VA
    It looks like a boy... got a full body picture?
  8. ChickenLuva

    ChickenLuva In the Brooder

    Sep 14, 2008
    MA/NH border
    We picked up 6 chicks at a local farm 2 yrs ago (our first chickens). My husband grilled the poor guy who selected them for us, asking him if he was REALLY sure they were not male. He insisted he was very confident in his chicken pickin' skills. Sure enough, we had 4 roosters out of 6 chicks! I was in such denial that when they started crowing, I kept telling my husband they were just big-mouths ladies! He finally sat me down one day to look at photos on the web and told me it was time I came to grips with reality. We had 4 very aggressive roosters and the 2 poor hens were getting very tired! The farm was nice enough to trade us the 3 of the roosters back for 8 wk old hens and we kept one injured rooster. Its true, browse the web for pictures of the breed and it will become very clear to you from the coloring, the comb/waddles and even the leg spur, if you have hens or roosters. Your picture sure does look like a hen from the head, but that may change as they get a little older.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  9. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Its a rooster......
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude


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