Just Curious?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3Chickenlover3, May 14, 2016.

  1. 3Chickenlover3

    3Chickenlover3 Out Of The Brooder

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    When ever I go out to see the girls, whether I'm going to feed them or let them out to free range, one of my chickens make a weird noise. The noise is like a broody hen when you try to touch her. Why does she do that? Just Curious.
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens do that when they dont wanna be annoyed on the nest or she could be broody
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like a warning sound.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They are just yellin'....mine do that scream thing too and they are not broody.
     
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  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I depend what Squawk sound it is.
     
  6. fremanchicken15

    fremanchicken15 New Egg

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    We had a hen "squawking" a couple of days ago, we went to check and see what she was doing and there was a 5 foot chicken snake in the nesting boxes...... I think she was alerting us to the snake!
     
  7. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what the heck a chicken snake is, but it doesn't sound good.
    I hope it's an ex chicken snake now.
     
  8. fremanchicken15

    fremanchicken15 New Egg

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    "Chicken snakes are not one particular species or type of snake. Instead, this name is applied to several different kinds of reptiles that are nonvenomous and tend to feast on eggs, rats, and small birds. Along with referring to this group of snakes as chicken snakes, there are several other common names applied to the group, including rat snakes, corn snakes, and pine snakes."
    We call them chicken snakes in Alabama. They are pretty harmless to us, but he has been in our coop eating our eggs. So yes, he's an ex snake now!
     
  9. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We mostly have rattlers out here. They have a job to do. When we first moved here, we killed every one of them on sight. Then we had a pack rat and mouse problem. So I got all earthy, and when I saw one, I'd snare it and let it go somewhere else.
    Then I learned that a helicopter ride and treatment for a snake bite could easily, on the mild side, cost a quarter million, I decided to heck with the snakes.
     

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