Does anyone else notice this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BLaBauve, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    I've noticed when I'm outside and the hens can see me or if I'm in their run they are very loud. When i go back inside they quiet down. Does anyone else notice this? I wonder why my presense works them up.
  2. kal

    kal Hatching

    Jun 23, 2010
    mine are the same lol but i think its cuz everytime i go out i take them a little treat of veg lol but sometimes when i go out amd i dont have a treat they soon go quiet lol maybe this is the same reason for you??????? xxx:)
  3. angelique_redhead

    angelique_redhead Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    DFW, Texas
    Mine are noiser. They want my attention. It reminds me of small children. [​IMG] [​IMG]: Angelique
  4. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    I bring them treats every time I go outside just to keep them quiet...but it doesn't always work.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Yes, my chickens sound the alarm when they hear my laundry room door shut, then they all come running to the gate of the run because the treat lady is coming. (even if I don't have treats) And they do the same thing when I leave my garden, they know the sound of the gate and I usually bring them stuff from the garden. (weeds, plants I pull up, overripe veggies etc)
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I will agree with this, with one exception: it seems my rooster, Carl, is calling me to come outside if I'm home and haven't been out in a couple of hours. He even comes to the back door and crows there. Then, when I go outside, he hardly crows at all.

    But everybody else has tons of things to say to me and stories to share and complaints about their flock-mates and those ducks and the dog and why aren't I giving them treats this very second? I hardly hear 'em at all the rest of the time.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by