Getting cranky - Chicken PMS?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MiniDriver, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2007
    I have a small flock of Golden Comets. The first started laying last week - yay!

    It looks like one of her sisters is getting ready to start laying. She's starting to squat. But she's also getting cranky - she's pecked me and bit me in the past two days.

    The others only bite me if they accidentally bite my finger instead of the treat I'm offering. But Caramel bit me because she was mad I was shooing her into the run this morning. She pecked me yesterday for about the same reason.

    Is this chicken PMS, or is she just a cranky chicken?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Might just be hormones kicking in. I'd give her some time.

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