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Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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Got a hen that started crowing today. We've had chickens for over 10 years, and this is a first for me. My wife hatched this chicken in her classroom about 5 years ago. We lost 2 of our last 3 chickens a couple months ago, and she is the only one we have left. Heard a weird noise on the porch this afternoon and looked out and she was crowing like a young rooster. Anyone ever had a hen do this? Is it like a menopause for chickens thing? If anyone is thinking it's a rooster, I have a different question for you. Have you ever seen a rooster lay eggs? Couldn't get video today, but will try if I catch her doing it again.

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Old 06-13-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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She is lonely. She wants a friend.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:12 PM   #3
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Name the chicken bruce.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:31 PM   #4
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Choosing her gender
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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Neighbors have a hen that crows


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Old 06-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #6
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Reckon its wearing the britches now
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:38 PM   #7
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Lol. Here’s what google says
A hen can crow like a rooster. I am not making this up and it isn’t an old wives tale. It doesn’t happen in a regular flock with a rooster present, but in small backyard flocks with just female chickens, although it is rare, it is not unheard of.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #8
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I’ve had affectionate hens follow me around and sing. They ended up being pets. Just like a puppy dog, almost.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #9
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Reckon its wearing the britches now
Thatís hilarious.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:40 PM   #10
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I think hens that crow are called henways
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:21 AM   #11
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Hey...In todays day and age. That chicken can choose any gender it wants.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #12
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I've had chickens for a big part of my life. I've had one hen over the years that would crow.

I had an older gentleman that lived next to me at the time. He said it's bad luck to have a hen that would crow. Not sure about all that but I decided to fry her anyways just in case.

My dad's neighbor has had a hen that would crow as well.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #13
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She probably voted Hillary
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:32 AM   #14
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I had the opposite. Chickening crow.

Growing up my family found an young injured crow and took it in. After a while it would just walk around the farm yard and cluck like a chicken. It would follow us kids around the yard.

Eventually it moved into a cage in the house and learned to talk pretty clearly.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:46 AM   #15
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I think hens that crow are called henways
Letís get this outta the way- whatís a henway?
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:29 AM   #16
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Don't let a crowing chicken "hender" you.

The fish are biting. And there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:33 AM   #17
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Never really been around a lot of chickens so I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of one that could crow, but I have seen a video of a turkey hen Gobbling or at least doing her best gobble. Guess it not out of the realm of possibility

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Old 06-14-2018, 08:44 AM   #18
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Ive had one or two thatve crowed. Theyre delicious.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:35 AM   #19
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Get that hen a rooster!
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:38 AM   #20
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It's 2018...she's "identifying" as a rooster.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #21
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Smile Crowing hen

Caitlin Henner.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #22
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The last thing you need is a LGBT activist Chicken running loose. SSS quick before it turns the whole flock.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM   #23
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So you have a transgender chicken???
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:01 PM   #24
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I've had chickens for a big part of my life. I've had one hen over the years that would crow.

I had an older gentleman that lived next to me at the time. He said it's bad luck to have a hen that would crow. Not sure about all that but I decided to fry her anyways just in case.

My dad's neighbor has had a hen that would crow as well.
At a minimum... sounds like it is back luck for the chicken...
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #25
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I guess I need to find someone to pawn her off on. She's the only chicken we have left, and I'm not interested in getting more. The plan was to just let her live her life out here. She's a real good setter/mother.

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:32 PM   #26
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21'st century. all you have to do is identify as the opposite gender to be recognized. Its really sad that is already trickling down to poultry.
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