Layinnggg eggs and flairing tempers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarahjane, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

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    I am a first timer at raising chickens! like every day I go out to their coop and look for eggs the hens are almost 6 months and today finally they laid their first egg I was so excited I couldnt believe it. Do rhode island red hens have a temper or what everytime i go in the coop they sound mad? does that have to do with them laying eggs
     
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
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    My RIR's are very sweet. Maybe it's something else.
     
  3. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

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    any advice
     
  4. Chamelle

    Chamelle Songster

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    Sarahjane,

    Almost all of my hens have just started laying in the last few weeks. A few of them make a ton of noise during AND after they've laid an egg. They do sound annoyed, but I think they're just showing off. They squack and carry on whether I'm in the ccop or not.

    There's another sound I've heard them make when I disturb one while she's in the nesting box. Kind of a trilling sound. I've never heard them make that noise until I reached in to pet one when she was getting ready to lay her egg. I pet them anyway... and they lay anyway!
     
  5. if they are mad they will either attack you if u come in the coop or if u come in the coop they will raise their neck feathers up high and lower their wings and "growl" what you hear isnt a "mad" sound; they have a deep sound they make when there either bored or happy.
    if they do get mad at u, show them who is the real alpha hen.
     
  6. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

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    the rir are also with some white rocks i was petting one of the white rock hen and the other one pecked me think shes a little protective.
     
  7. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

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    if any one can give some chickens language and body language advice that would be great i guess im not to go at interpreting them yet
     

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