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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickyleah, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. chickyleah

    chickyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    My light sussex is so noise she winges and winnes im sure she is bored she lives wisilkie who she loves but is broodie at the moment and a young silkie cross who she picks on any idears what to do she has plenty of food a 4 metre cage with dirt to dig in please help
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Does she live in that cage 24/7? Was she raised in that cage?

    If you didn't raise her she may be used to free ranging or to a much larger cage. Chooks aren't mice, they're not actually happy in very small cages. Those that have never known different cope much better than those which were used to roaming and then are restricted to a cage.
     
  3. chickyleah

    chickyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she has always lived it it since i got her at 6 weeks. its not a tiny cage its quite big 4 metres x 1.5
     
  4. chickyleah

    chickyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    She does it till she gets what she wants does it first thing in the morning for her fresh seed and other normally lettice or similar. but other times i dont know what she wants. my chooks are unbeleviably fussy with food
     
  5. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, yeah, they can get as spoilt as any other animal. If she makes that whining noise and food appears every time, she is smart enough to understand how to make things appear in future. Chooks aren't as stupid as people think.

    I would guess you either can't have roosters there or don't want to? A boyfriend could occupy her. Chooks tend to have a pretty strong drive towards becoming a family unit with the opposite gender. Another option which may not actually be an option for you, is to free range her. Sorry, I'm not sure how to entertain a caged chook, I freerange mine, but when I have had to cage them temporarily, some did complain about it, lol! Best wishes.
     
  6. chickyleah

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    Iv always thought they are very smart. im not ment to have roosters bit funny enough i have a19 week old silkie cross that the two girls raised and hopfully it wont crow as it hasnt yes i really wanna keep it. Just my girl Faith is so noisie its rediculas
     
  7. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure what the law is where you are but in some places you can keep Silkie roosters in suburbia because they're classified as cage birds.
     
  8. chickyleah

    chickyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh might have to look into it. i live in south australia
     
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    Thanks
     
  10. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Best wishes with that A super noisy hen can also get you in trouble. Hope she settles.
     

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