why is my chicken crowing like a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lucky1984, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. lucky1984

    lucky1984 New Egg

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    so i bought these hens for eggs and the feed store told me these brahma chicks were good egg layers come to find out they are bred mostly for meat, now im wondering if they are roosters because one of them is crowing pretty clearly sounds just like a rooster and there only about 5 or 6 months old
     
  2. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post a pic of the tail and comb we can tell you if you have a pullet or cockerel :)

    However crowing at that age sounds to be a young rooster.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pictures would help
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. lucky1984

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's crowing because it's a rooster.

    Any others you have with that same comb will also be roosters.
     
  7. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a cockerel to me. That's a lot of comb and wattles for a female Brahma. I have a buff Brahma hen and she doesn't have a very big comb or wattles... [​IMG]
     
  8. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and also, you won't be too disappointed with Brahmas, in my opinion, my hen lays very well. She lays 4-5 times a week on average. As long as you keep them nice and cool in the summer and hotter months they'll keep a steady supply of eggs coming your way. [​IMG]
     
  9. donrae

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    I agree about not giving up on the Brahma hens for egg laying. Since they're from a hatchery, they're probably bred more for egg laying than meat production. I've only had 2 (hatchery light Brahma hens), but I've been very pleased with their egg production.
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    yep rooster and looks like there is another rooster too judging by his feet in pic.. in other words you probably have at least two roosters.
     

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