she won't stop crowing...this is serious....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zumachicks, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all - i posted a few weeks back about my little bantam hen that won't stop crowing at 5:30am...i've tried separating her at night and letting her sleep in the shed - didn't work...i've tried giving them even more free range time, still doesn't work...my neighbors are ready to kill me (they've told me) and this morning was the last straw for my hubby...what do i do??????????!!!!!!! she's two years old and my newbies are about 4 months old...and they are SO much bigger than her...i don't want to give her away, but i'm at my wits end...any advice would be welcome...and i have all hens, no roos....
     
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    have u tried crating her at night?
     
  3. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    you mean in the coop with the others??? no, i haven't...should that work????
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is really no way that you can stop a bird from crowing. The only thing you can do is keep them in a sound-proof or sound resistant buiding until it is acceptable to let them out. I am confused. When a hen crows it is not nearly as loud or long as a rooster so should easily be muffled by a shed. They normally do not do it all morning like roosters will. You are sure that this IS a hen, right? Actually got eggs from her?

    Richard
     
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen that crows?? What?[​IMG]
     
  6. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hi - yes, most definitely a hen...get eggs daily...i live on two acres, but her crow is LOUD and last for about 5 minutes...and at 5:30am, that's an eternity...the shed is a bit soundproof, but closer to the house, so that's not gunna work...you have me thinking though, the only rooster we had in the hood has mysteriously disappeared...about three weeks ago....hhhmmmmm
     
  7. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:yes, can you believe it...i posted a few weeks back and apparently they crow when there is no roo and want to let everyone else know she is the boss...unbelievable...this is exactly what i was trying to avoid...so i did not get a roo...[​IMG]
     
  8. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh darn..i hope my girls dont decide to do that. yikes....
     
  9. zumachicks

    zumachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    don't worry sunnydee - apparently, it does not happen often and my little bantam is a bit rambuncious (sp)....she has done this once before, but stopped after a few days, this seems to be lasting much longer...sigh....
     
  10. Hiedi

    Hiedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing. [​IMG] I did not know that a hen could crow. [​IMG]
     

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