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Loud clucking, not on nest...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sgriffithwv, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. sgriffithwv

    sgriffithwv Chirping 8 Years

    Jul 28, 2010
    I've had chickens for about a week. We had them with I was a child, but I don't remember much about them. I got six chickens last week. Today, as I was approaching my chicken coop. I could hear them before I got down there and I knew something was different. Several of them were clucking loudly. One was on the nest, but she was not one of the ones clucking. Is this normal or should I be looking for a problem?

    Chickens are supposed to be around a year old. I have been getting 5 or 6 eggs every day. And all the time I've been monitoring and watching them I've not seen this type of behavior. It does not appear to be aggressiveness toward each other, but I'll watch more through out the day.

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Are they laying?
    My hens (and roosters) are very enthusiastic if somebody lays an egg and several give out 'the egg song', (see posts on this topic)

  3. sgriffithwv

    sgriffithwv Chirping 8 Years

    Jul 28, 2010
    Yes they are laying. I anticipated after the initial post that this would be asked so I had altered the post but not before you saw it.
  4. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    All of mine are just now coming into lay and they do that. I have three new layers, one that's been laying for months (she's older) and the other 7 are just enthusiastic supporters who are still thinking about joining the ranks. Some of the non layers will sing all sorts of loud songs and the ones who are already laying sing along but usually the bird in the box is quiet until she's done. Some of them sing before and after. This morning I was worried because they were being inordinately loud and I don't want to bother the neighbors but then the crows started up and drowned out the chickens. [​IMG]

    I don't think you need to worry.

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