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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:47 pm 
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My rooster crowed for about 2 weeks but dosent crow anymore,is there a reason,he looks healthy,acts healthy,no complaints due to no crowing,but is this common or a sign of infertitlity or something else?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:59 am 
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Where do you live.. if you live in Australia and you have been having very hot weather it is more than likely due to heat stress

Or the bird may have a respiratory complaint... check that he is eating, drinking and what his droppings look like... they should be gray/brown with a white top on them.. if they aren't post back what you see .. be descriptive please

Have you checked him for lice or mites
How old is he
Have you any other roosters
Did you introduce any new birds in the past two weeks into your flock
How many other birds do you have

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:59 pm 
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breed him... you'll be rich in no time..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:51 pm 
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nzpouter.... this is a serious forum .. people post with sick birds... DO NOT POST if you are not posting to help or give support.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:16 pm 
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the bird is definetly not sick,he is as bold and active as ever,flys up to greet me,jumps on my arm,dust baths etc etc has no lice infestation ,worms or the like, still makes a whining/crying sort of noise when it hears me and thinks im coming with a treat,just stopped crowing... he is a silver pencilled wyandotte bantam about 25 weeks old and is living/has lived from birth with two of the same breed hens.The hens have started to lay,yet i have not seen him try to "mount" them. its like he just got sick of crowing and gave it up!! maybe he thinks im the boss and wont crow?? Has anyone come across this? Maybe hes just quiet? oh,and his poo is fine also...there was another rooster with him who developed his crow earlier and would never shut up,but i got "rid" of him...then this one started to crow for say 2 weeks,i would lock him and the girls in the house till about 7.30am to muffle his crow then release them,after a while he stopped crowing altogether?now i need not lock them in,bizarre...HE IS MY FAV...He is different to the photos of silver pencilled roos i have seen,what do u think of him,i think hes very handsome :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:16 pm 
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I think he's a hen..... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:29 pm 
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I have to agree with nzpouter... I think what you thought was crowing may not have been crowing at all..

Doesn't have the right feathering of the tail for starters...

What do others think?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:38 pm 
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No saddle feathers at all. Looks like a girl. You are going to get eggs. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:32 pm 
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this thing was crowing allright,repeatedly,itd crow midday also,its longest morning crow was 12 times repeatedly,itd do the whole wings out,stand up proud and crow thing! Its the only one that roosts(wether thats an indication??),check the attached photos ,compare the stature,the comb,and that its the fact its the only one not laying!The 2 hens are identical. 3 pics of hens,scroll up,compare them with the pic of the alleged rooster in earlier post.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:48 pm 
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I think you have a hen which

1) Had an invection in the oviduct at some time or...
2) taking the rooster's role as they are in a no-rooster enviroment or....
3) Old and gone through "menopause"... but looking at the pic I don't think she's that old.

This is how the rooster of that colour pattern looks like...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Previous thread about crowing hens.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7956272

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:25 pm 
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interesting thread that,perhaps it is a transgender chook!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Crowing hens happened twice in Toowoomba were we not allowed to have hens


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