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Chickens crowing
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Beverly Maynard    Posted 10-24-2002 at 04:43:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has heard hens
crowing. 4 or 5 of our Big Buff Orp hens are
larger than the rooster, and crow. These are
our first chickens, hatched on 7/1/02. They are
such different sizes and maturity, altho all
came in same box. Some of the hens look
more like roosters than the rooster. Anybody
else know anything? Also, when might they lay
given the season? Appreciate any info. Bev


Ana - MO    Posted 10-24-2002 at 14:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Must be those Buff Opingtons, cause a friend of mine has one that all of us are still discussing whether it is a male or female. Looks like a male with long tail feathers, long red hangy-downy, but not growing spurs, nor does it crow. Don't they lay brown eggs? We're waiting to see.


DebR in MT    Posted 10-24-2002 at 09:02:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a chicken that we got from someone who got it from someone else when it was a chick, so I don't know what it was. Anyways, it did not have a waddle, it laid eggs once in awhile, and it crowed day and night. Also, it jumped on the hens like a rooster. We know it laid eggs though cause he/she was the only one that would lay white eggs. We never did figure that one out?!?!?


Dennis    Posted 10-24-2002 at 08:15:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know much but our buffs crowed also until they started to lay.
We thought we had all roosters.
I don't remember exactly when they started to lay but do they ever! An egg a day each.
They are very friendly and run up to us to have us pick them up an pet them un der their wing.
Good luck with them.


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