moaning and chirpy hiccup sound - sick or getting ready to lay egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by srosedahl, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. srosedahl

    srosedahl Hatching

    Nov 22, 2012
    North Hero, VT
    Our 19 week old buff brahma started this moaning sound mixed with little chirpy hiccup type sound today. She doesn't sound wheezy or sick otherwise. Not sure whether it is the beginning of a respiratory problem or related to getting ready to lay an egg??? They just went on to their roost for the night and she is not doing it as often. It is not with each breath. Thoughts?
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    I think it's just a getting ready to lay vocalization.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She's just talking/singing to you - normal vocalizations in my experience.

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