Rooster & hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeff M, May 18, 2017.

  1. Jeff M

    Jeff M Out Of The Brooder

    So I have a strange situation. I have a Rhode Island Red that crows and has spurs so it's a Rooster Right? Can a Rooster lay an egg? I ask because I have this chicken in isolation in a large dog cage as it has been eating eggs. Then this morning there was an egg in the crate with the chicken. So I am totally confused. I've never had a hen crow before and I didn't think hens got spurs which this chicken has but it lays eggs too? Anyone have a similar situation?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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  3. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yep, need pictures. How old is it? Hens can crow/grow spurs though usually they don't.
     
  4. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my hens have spurs and are laying just fine. It's not uncommon for older hens to go through "hen-apause" and start crowing. Usually it's hormone related and they generally stop laying though.
     
  5. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures?
     
  6. Danny Ruff

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    I have same question/problem. I'm new to raising back yard chickens. The last two mornings when I go outside (6am) to let the chickens out of the coop. One of my Rhoad Island red is crowing like a rooster. I was told when we bought them at 1 day old they were all hens. None of them have spurs, do I have a rooster or is this common for hen to crow. They are 9 weeks old.
     
  7. Danny Ruff

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  8. Danny Ruff

    Danny Ruff Just Hatched

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    Is this a rooster or Hen?
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

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  10. Chicken Girl1

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    That's a cockerel
     

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