At 5 am?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChristmasKathy, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. ChristmasKathy

    ChristmasKathy In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    At 5 am this morning i had a hen cackle like she was laying a soft ball.
    But when I went out their 2 hours later their was no egg.

    Is this normal?
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    i think so. my hens cackle any time during the day. i can't hear them if they do it early in the morning, though. my bedroom is on te other side of the house.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    One time in the morning i heard what sounded like chicken music coming from their cage. I got up expecting an egg or to but it was the rooster that had gotten the hens all excited then they started clucking. It sounded like a chicken band!
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    When ours hens are gonna lay, they cackle all darned day long.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sometimes, if they do that at night, it means they were startled by something, perhaps a predator trying to get in. Mine do it if they see a whitetail deer out their window or a stray cat.

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