Could use some help.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chuckie13, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. chuckie13

    chuckie13 New Egg

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    I have 4 hens. 2 being barred rocks. They are all almost 2 years old now. One of my barred will raise her neck and shake her head. I looked at videos for gapeworm and maybe that's it. But she gives off a real loud call I guess you'd say. it doesn't sound like she is having trouble yelling or breathing so I'm not sure.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be she's attempting a crow, as hens without a roosters will often have one begin to act like one.
     
  3. chuckie13

    chuckie13 New Egg

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    Is that anything I should worry about?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Nothing to be concerned with, she may even occasionally attempt to mate with them if she is indeed taking the role of the rooster.
     

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