Crazy Chicken!!!! Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarahbuss, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. sarahbuss

    sarahbuss New Egg

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    I have 3 leghorns and one of my gals skreeches and screams all day (sometimes starting at 5:00 AM). I am a teacher so I am home a lot for the summer . I should be having a relaxing time, but my chicken is driving me crazy! I have tried a number of tactics to quiet her from locking the coop to hanging corn from a rope. I am at my wits end. Does anyone else have a course of action? Will the other two chickens be fine by themselves? Lastly, if I get rid of Ms.Noisy, will one of the others take her place screaming all day? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Are you sure that Ms. Noisy is not MR. Noisy?
     
  3. Drk_Wlf

    Drk_Wlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters sound pretty horrible when they first start crowing (like somethings killing them) so yah maybe its not a hen.
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  4. sarahbuss

    sarahbuss New Egg

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    They are 1 year 3months old. I am getting have been getting 3 eggs a day for awhile. I had to lock her in the coop this am.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm sorry. i have had hens scream like that. One hen, Diana, a black silkie, decided to just stand and scream her head off when we were in the process of trying to sell our house. i had to sit in the pen and hold her beak closed when prospective buyers toured our house and yard. i'm sure they thought i was crazy. This went on for several weeks, and she eventually stopped. She still does it on occasion, but i don't care now.

    Sometimes i have hens carry on because they want a particular nest box that someone else is laying in.
     
  6. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    yea might be Mr. Roo instead, my white leghorn made crazzy noise before crowing .[​IMG]
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns are usually noisy birds. Maybe she sees something like a snake hanging around the coop?
     
  8. AVizcaya

    AVizcaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 leghorns in a flock of over 40 and the 4 of them make more noise than the others combined. I personally love their squawk but I am out in the country with a lot of land for them to roam on.
     

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