Moody and loud before laying first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deweyprimjosiedelilah, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. deweyprimjosiedelilah

    deweyprimjosiedelilah Out Of The Brooder

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    My 17-week-old rhode island red has become REALLY obnoxious and loud lately. She sang the egg laying song once a week ago, but we haven't found any eggs yet. Do pullets who are about to lay start to get moody? Will this loud bawk-ing last?

    Thanks!
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! We call it PES (Pre-egg syndrome) [​IMG]
     
  3. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Sigh. [​IMG]

    Yes they sometimes do this...my late hen Boo moaned and muttered and carried on for at least 2...maybe 3 weeks before she finally started to lay. [​IMG] It was absolutely hilarious. She would grumble and groan and then break out in the egg song for a good hour. Then take a deep breath and start moaning and groaning and whinging and muttering all over again.

    My hubby called her EmoChicken lol [​IMG]

    Once she laid her first egg she snapped out of it and did great but omg that time before she laid it was like having a teenager in the house. LOOKIMEEE!!! LOOKIMEE!!! OMG STOP LOOKING AT ME!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I miss her lol
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great story....gotta love them![​IMG]
     
  5. QuackyMomma

    QuackyMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    That explains the madness we had in the last 2 weeks... one of the chickens was ultra cranky & loud. This morning, all quiet & peaceful and behold the glory there was a tiny egglet in the nest box.
     

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