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i was given two chickens because one was too vocal for her neighborhood.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heyteach6, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. heyteach6

    heyteach6 Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG she is a loud and persistent youngster. Is there a way to quell her constant squawking? She may become dinner before she starts laying, (7 months old). [​IMG]
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may actually be gearing up for laying right now. Chickens get very vocal (IE scream constantly) right before they start laying. I think they can feel the changes in their bodies, and it worries them, so they alarm call.

    Or it could be that she's just obscenely loud. Honestly, if she doesn't quiet down after laying, then she has a genetic trait that most people don't want in their flock. People usually cull out traits that aren't favorable, it's all a part of animal husbandry.
     
  3. heyteach6

    heyteach6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that is exactly what happened. They both laid eggs today and now they're quiet!! The one that is especially vocal is also on the mean side. I may put her by herself before she becomes dinner!
     

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