i am worried. grunting chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eliss18, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. eliss18

    eliss18 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2008
    this morning when i went out to the chickens one of my chickens was trying to lay and egg but was sitting there making a horrible grunting noise.

    I have never heard them making this noise and now i am a bit worried.

    could there be something wrong?
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * How long has she been trying to lay?? Has she ever had problems before??
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Did she lay the egg? Did she stop grunting afterwards?

    I think it is nothing to worry about, as long as she laid the egg and stopped making the noise when she was done. My hens will sometimes make a screeching noise, but once the egg is laid they quit making racket.

  4. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    She's not going broody is she? They make lots of unearthly sounds then.

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