Uh-ohhh, crowing Red Star!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PulletSurpriseWinner, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. PulletSurpriseWinner

    PulletSurpriseWinner Out Of The Brooder

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    My slightly over 5-weeks old Red Star has begun crowing. We are SURE she's a girl, she was reddish-orange when we got her at one day of age.

    My wife saw her do it; our Dominique got a perch over her head (which she HATES) and she just opened up and did a loud, high-pitched crow.

    Will she outgrow this? Or, is there a way to get her to stop? We live in a town where roosters are only legal on 10+ acre, zoned farms.... because of the crowing.

    Why would she crow, anyhow? Is it because she is top of the peck order?

    Please help, we don't want to have to give her away!!
     
  2. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens CAN crow, but I would be really shocked to hear it from a Red Star. Normally they're fairly docile. Is your bird still a rusty red color with cream highlights, or is it a cream colored bird now? Post a pic and we can all tell you for certain!
     
  4. PulletSurpriseWinner

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    She's now overall glossy brick red with cream colored tail, wingtips, and rump. We're quite sure the hatchery did send us a girl.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a picture of her?
     
  6. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my welsummer hen crows every morning if theres someone in the nest box when she wants to lay. it is LOUD!
     
  7. PulletSurpriseWinner

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    Quote:I have a pic taken of her this morning. How do I post it?
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I have a pic taken of her this morning. How do I post it?

    Click on uploads on the blue bar above and upload the picture. Then copy the img link and paste it into the post.
     
  9. PulletSurpriseWinner

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    This is our Red Star, Penny. (Rachel in foreground).

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  10. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that's for sure a Hen Red Star.
     

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