chickens make loud calls after rooster crow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by you-da-chick, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. you-da-chick

    you-da-chick Chirping

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    I have 8 barred rock hens (haven't laid yet) and I got the idea of crowing like a rooster and see how they respond. When I did, they would reply with loud calls then stop. Why do they do that, what does it mean?
    Also another question, what is a good indication that they are ready to lay eggs? Will they still lay eggs even if its rains on some days? I live in California, and it rains on and off with warm days in between.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    1 - loud calls from your pullets can be a sign of distress.
    2 - when they start to squat they are nearing egg laying.
    3- they will lay rain or shine.
     
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

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    When I go outside and make loud weird noises the chickens squawk, the dog growls, the cats run, the horse sticks her tail up in the air & blows out her nose, and my wife calls me an idiot.
    But you want to know what the chickens mean...
    When they say:
    BuhGAWK- that scared me.
    BuhBuhBuhBUHGAWK-I'm still scared.
    Waaahwahwahwaaah-I'm happy to see you.
    Bukbuggabuggabugga-there's the human.
    Bukbuggabugga-there's the cat.
    BuhWahWahWahWaaa (rooster)-I'm going to breed your fuzzy butt!
    WOKWOKWOKKA (hen)-The rooster is trying to breed my fuzzy butt!
    RAHHHHHHH!-Run for your lives, a large bird is in the sky.
     
  4. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chirping

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    Chickenlegs13 you are cracking me up!
     

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