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I've looked and no one says anything about really loud clucking...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UP_Chicken_Lover, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. UP_Chicken_Lover

    UP_Chicken_Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls started laying this week but good grief...every time I go out it's mayhem! Loud clucking - I give them water, food, scratch (even when they don't need it) - pastries any junk food that I have handy that I know they can eat ... I don't know what they want? Any suggestions?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's what they do... announce to the world this oblong object has been deposited in the coop... or just practice for it.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Mine do it to [​IMG] also the roo joins in.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I have hens that cackle to announce they are heading for a nest, about to sit down, about to lay, have laid, down with the post laying nap, getting off the nest, and leaving the hen house.

    Some just do it because they can.

    The roosters try to out do them and are just as loud.

    Matt
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 hens that are thinking about laying, and they make huge noisy presentations to prove that they are really, really close to laying an egg. They cluck and make tons of racket and aren't even laying yet. Silly hens!
     
  6. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    This must be something I have yet to experience, my girls only make loud clucks when I first pick them up. But they are still pretty young. 11 and 10 weeks old now
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Oh wait you left out...I am clucking because someone else is laying [​IMG]
    My roo Elvis was actually caught on camera doing it...funny roo!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aha, so Elvis is his name? Hi, Kathleeen! [​IMG]
     
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Your right. Not to mention: someone is in the nest I want, I just saw something move, someone stole my biscuit(or other treat), don't you DARE go back in the house without giving me a treat, Hey-HEY she got a bigger piece, etc.........

    [​IMG] I love my needy birds [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Hi there! Welcome! ALL of my hens yell their fool heads off when they lay, and sometimes when someone is laying so there is this cacaphony of clucks and BAWKS! Normal. Funny, but normal.
     

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