help help!!!!! polish Hen crowing this morning

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  1. ChickenJohn

    ChickenJohn New Member

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    I have a polish Hen, she is around 2 years old, and she has started crowing on a morning???? Any ideas
     
  2. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Maybe she has always wanted to be a boy and is just tired of laying eggs.....
     

  3. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Are you sure she was crowing and not doing the egg song? Are you sure she's a she ;) ?
     
  4. jacksonT

    jacksonT New Member

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    Hens will crow when there is no rooster present no matter the age they will do this because she is most likely the dominant hen there for playing a dominant roosters part in the flock
     
  5. ChickenJohn

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    It's funny, as she is a defenate Hen, and talking to someone today, they say if you have a rooster present, but now the rooster is gone, she will release a hormone that will make her imitate a roo and she may get worse or she may get better and get board, so hopefully she will get better
     
  6. ChickenAdmin

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    So the rooster is gone then?
     
  7. ChickenJohn

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    Rooster has gone now, she isn't even the dominant Hen, well makes me think now no one picks on her at all and she doesnt pick on anyone else, so maybe she is the dominant Hen but a silent One
     
  8. ChickenJohn

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    Help help again my polish has started crowing again , any ideas ?
     
  9. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    If you can't have crowing , sounds like you either need to cook her or re-home her. You can't stop a chicken from making noise.
     
  10. ChickenJohn

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    Im hoping , shes gets board again and stops
     
  11. kjohnstone

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    Do you have any friends that would let you borrow a roo???? A few days of having one should help to straighten her out, then you give him back. If there is a neighbor thing going on, just give them a heads up, explain the hen crowing and that you will only have the roo for a few days. Afterwards, when the roo is gone, any time the hen does the squat thing, just give her a little back/hip rub. You will be able to tell that you are doing it right if she puffs up her feathers. Takes about 20-30 seconds.
     
  12. Bee

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    There's an old saying..."a whistling woman and a crowing hen, both will come to no good end". ;)
     
  13. leviparker

    leviparker New Member

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    Is it had for a hen to crow? I'm confuses
     
  14. Bee

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    Depends on if you are allowed to have chickens crowing in your neighborhood or not! ;)

    The old saying referred to a lady, or a hen, who had become too bold~too masculine~ and lost her femininity and genteel ways. Some say it has to do with superstition. Here's a few thoughts on it:

     
  15. ChickenJohn

    ChickenJohn New Member

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    I may try the roo , see what happens cheers
     
  16. rosecomb

    rosecomb New Member

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    I've heard hens that crow are good show birds?
     
  17. rcorliss

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    I had a polish hen do this.We did not have a roo at the time and she decided she was head honcho.She stopped after we got our roo.:)
     
  18. ChickenJohn

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    Looks like a roo may have to be got
     
  19. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    If you can't have a hen crowing, what are you going to do with a rooster that starts crowing at 4am and crows all day ?
     
  20. ChickenJohn

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    I dont know , ill have a think , dont think she did it this morning , so hopefully shes board already