what's up with my hen screaming/crowing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FromChictoChick, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my almost year old black star hens has recently taken to doing something between a scream and a crow

    Besides being a sex link and I've seen her laying eggs in sure she's a hen so what gives and how can I get her to cut it out. .. The neighbors aren't likely to be too fond of that behavior!

    We did lose our alpha-type hen a short while ago... Could this mean she's the new leading lay and it's some sort of dominance thing? ?

    It's sporadic not as constant as a roo sounds like Gaaaaggghhh!
    She's not in the nesting area or coming from laying an egg when she does it
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At times, my hens become rather vocal with the egg song. Perhaps this is a variant of that.

    Chris
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does sound as if that she has become or trying to become the dominate one. Some hens that become the dominate do try to crow. They might continue for a while and then stop or keep going till they lose the top spot. A hen's crow rarely is as good as a roosters.
     

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