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i am worried. grunting chicken

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

  1. eliss18

    eliss18 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    -Kim
     
  4. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not going broody is she? They make lots of unearthly sounds then.
     

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