Crowing in the New Year

31 Dec

You might recall that I got a batch of new chicks in the beginning of August.  Well, the girls are getting big.

They are very beautiful, and I’m quite happy with them.

It’s just that, well I never knew hens could crow.

Pretty amazing, huh?

This white chochin is one of the few of the chicks that I named.  I named her Dora because she was quite an explorer.

Look at that comb and those wattles.  I think Dora is going to be one of those crowing hens too.

Actually, I saw something today that makes me 100% certain Dora is going to start crowing, but this is a family blog, so I didn’t photograph it.  Here is one of the non-crowing white cochins.

See.  Here are my two beautiful crowing hens!

By the way, I do really know they are roosters.  I’m just living in  denial, and this brings me to the end of my tail.

Except for the Happy New Year’s wishes!

MJ

Linking to SOOC Sunday

Linking to The Homestead Barn Hop

42 Responses to “Crowing in the New Year”

  1. TexWisGirl December 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    oops! 🙂

    • Teresa December 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

      At least they are handsome and so far friendly.

  2. Pat December 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    They are, indeed, handsome! MJ looks pretty dashing in that party hat!

    • Teresa December 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

      It’s not like I really wanted another rooster since Naughty Rooster Boy has just settled down. Hopefully they won’t start fighting.

  3. Marigold and the Goatmother December 31, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    I do love that New Year’s wish at the end!🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Teresa December 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      Here’s hoping you get all the peanuts you want!

  4. Sharon Qualls December 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    They did grow up pretty, love the fancy legs on the white ones. Very cool looking birds. Oops, 2 crowing hens? Rats!

    • Teresa December 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

      So much for their 90% accuracy on sexing chicks. LOL

  5. Alica December 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Happy New Year to you Teresa! Cock-a-doodle-doo! 🙂

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 12:42 am #

      Thank you! Hope you have a great 2012!

  6. Shanda January 1, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Cute. Love the one of the chicken face

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:23 am #

      Thanks. They are at least handsome roosters.

  7. Pondside January 1, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    A little silliness is SO good!
    I read that some hens will crow and I live in fear that one of ours will take up this unpopular pastime. Our neighbour will surely go bonkers if that happens!

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      I don’t really have to worry about the noise, but I hope they do not start fighting with each other or Naughty Rooster Boy.

  8. Leora January 1, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    I keep thinking of a song, “my little rooster says cockadoodle do, dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle de do.”

    Love the close up of the face.

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that song.

  9. Bev January 1, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    What beautiful crowing hens! hee hee. I had a “guaranteed hen” turn into a roo. It’s not fun because by the time you know they are a roo you like them and I didn’t want to send him back to the chicken farm because they’d butcher him. I found a nice pet home for him. He was waaay to rough with the hens here so there wasn’t any way he was staying here.

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:26 am #

      Of course the only one I’d named was Dora. I might have to find a different explorer like Henry or Magellan to call him.🙂 They’ll get to stay here, I just hope they don’t get mean.

  10. Mimi Foxmorton January 1, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Well…..it’s a new year……and who *doesn’t* love a chicken in feather chaps.
    *snicker*

    MJ breaks my heart…….in a good way!
    I really am enjoying my (not so) wee Lizzie.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    xo

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      Happy New Year to you as well. MJ is a very sweet guy, and I can’t believe how old he’s getting.

  11. Georgia January 1, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    It looks like you have a lot “crow” about! lol Fun pics! I’m hosting a new photo challenge called Simply Silver Sunday. Hope you will stop by and enter. Please visitSimply Silver
    for details. Thanks! Happy New Year!

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      Glad you stopped by. I’ll have to check out your challenge.

  12. Ellen Peavey January 1, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    I had one egg hatch out of three and we had the cutest chick in July, we call him the Little Peeper. Well he is all grown now much bigger then his Mom and he is a rooster and crows every morning with his Dad Big Rhode Island Red. He has become very aggressive but Big Red keeps him in line, have to call him Lakin now no more Little Peeper.

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 8:29 am #

      I’m fine with the roosters as long as they don’t get nasty. If so, I’ll have to throw them out of the coop. Good thing you have has dad to keep yours in line.

  13. Candy C. January 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Luckily, I only ended up with one crowing hen out of 10 “guaranteed!” Love the picture of MJ, he’s such a party animal!🙂

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      I actually enjoy having a rooster around crowing and strutting, but I just hope with three of them they will get along.

  14. Linda Makiej January 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    so wonderful!!
    Happy New Yer!!

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Happy New Year to you as well!

  15. jan ellis January 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the close up! I need some chickens!

    • Teresa January 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      The chickens are great. I can’t imagine ever going back to store bought eggs.

  16. kateri January 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Gosh, “Dora” is one handsome chicken! “Hens” do sometimes have this unconvient way of turning into roosters, I have found that from personal experience!

    • Teresa January 2, 2012 at 8:01 am #

      Yes, they do seem to change. I guess I don’t care as long as they don’t start fighting.

  17. MamaHen January 2, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    We actually did have a crowing hen one time. She was def a female because she laid eggs, but every morning she would do her best to crow like the roosters.

    • Teresa January 2, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      That is amazing! I wish I could say that I thought these really were crowing hens.

  18. Mommyof2Girlz/StephD January 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    LOL, love the party cow! Adorable chickens and the macro is stunning! Awesome play by play on the crowing, I never knew hens crowed either…interesting🙂

    • Teresa January 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      I wasn’t too happy to discover my hens were not going to give me eggs, but as long as they don’t start fighting I can live with it. Glad you liked MJ~he’s too big and old to be much of a party ox anymore.

  19. jen January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Beautiful Crowing & Non Crowing chickens, lol. MJ is one Beautiful cow… I’ve had a thing for cows forever, I just think they are so pretty. When I got married in 1994 family members gave me kitchen cow stuff… I still have most of it🙂

    • Teresa January 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      The real thing is much better than decorations! MJ is getting old~he’ll be fifteen in March, but he’s still just a gentle giant.

  20. Melissa January 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I was lucky to have had my hen 100% correctly sexed, all hens, pwef. Our neighbors live really close on one side so, I think we might have complaints over the early morning crowing! Our hens are rowdy enough as it is!

    • Teresa January 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      I’m a horrible neighbor because I figure I live in the country. I have a farm. I have animals, and if you don’t like it, you shouldn’t live by a farm. So glad you were lucky. I did see the first signs of a rooster spat today.😦

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