Chicken clucking VERY LOUDLY, walking around doing nothing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BYCforlife, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

    I have a chicken that has been laying for about 1 year, today she is clucking very loudly and it sounds more like unhappy, instead of the contented clucking she normally does. My coop is about 300 feet away from my house and I can hear it from the house. Is something wrong?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Is she is puffed feathers---she is probably going broody?? I see/hear that all the time.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I have hens that do that before they lay an egg. It's more common in hens that don't lay daily. I personally think it's because of cramps as the egg is moving down the tract.
  4. georgechicken

    georgechicken Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2017
    My new rescue chicken just gave me a heart attack. I heard her in the house making sounds I've never heard them make ever since I got them last week or over the fence from their last home. I thought she was being attacked. I ran out to see her standing near a newly laid egg. She was just going off! I went back inside to my phone conference and she kept it going. I went back out, and she was still next to her egg. I praised her and patted her and picked up the egg and she quieted down and went back with the others. Hilarious! (Once my heart stopped racing.)
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  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

    Hard to tell, they are all growing feathers back from pecking order- all are fluffy. If she is broody, that is so happy! These do not seem to be very broody chickens.
  6. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

    Lol! Very happy about her egg?
  7. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

    Okay, thanks! I was just worried because she has never done it before. I think she laid an egg yesterday, unless the rooster laid one.....
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sometimes they just like to yell...and they can be loud as h3ll!!
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
  9. WesleyBeal

    WesleyBeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2016
    Douglas County, Minnesota
    Dang, I was hoping for some real insight here, as my Orpington's do this all the time. Been thinking it's egg related, but whether it's them upset about needing to lay an egg, upset about where they're going to lay an egg, upset that an egg they've laid has gone missing, or just generally being upset at the world, I have no idea.

    When they first started doing it I'd come tumbling out of the house rifle in hand, looking for whatever it was that had my hen in it's jaws, to find no gruesome scene, just a hen complaining about the state of things and the unfairness of the world.
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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Chickens are pretty vocal, some talk more than others.

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