We Have a crowing hen and 3 Roosters...why is she crowing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjdmashley, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have read many posts saying that a crowing hen is normal when there is no Rooster. We have at least 4 and can't figure out why one of our hens is doing it to. anyone know why?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Dominance. Are all your roosters young? Because she says they are not the boss of her.
     
  3. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! I bet that's exactly what it is. she's almost laying age but 2 of the 4 roos are younger than her and starting to crow. we were hoping to let them get a bit bigger (between the 2 hope for a meal) but they may need to go sooner.
     
  4. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    If they aren't causing trouble you could let them get bigger. If they are fighting with your hen a lot for dominance, then they should go.
     

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