My BO clucks and cries almost all day ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Campesina, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Campesina

    Campesina Songster

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    I think she just wants attention but it is getting annoying and I fear the neighbors are bothered by it. Any insights???
     

  2. 11mini

    11mini Songster

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    Give her something entertaining to do - I hang veggies from the run ceiling for my hens to peck at, maybe a treat ball?
    Is she alone? Maybe a companion would help?
     
  3. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    It must be a BO thing. I have 2 BO hens and 4 RIR hens. The BO's chatter all day long, and the RIR's sit there and listen to it!

    I agree with the post above too - make sure she has some chicken friends to hang out with. Chickens are very social and like company. If she is lonely for friends, she will seek you out - constantly!

    Does she get to free-range? The more space she has, the more things she will find to do.

    You could also try and find things to keep her entertained - and they don't have to be super expensive either. A pile of leaves to fluff around in can keep a chicken busy for hours. A stack of bricks to climb. A fallen tree branch she can meander through. A bale of straw or hay to pull apart and spread for miles [​IMG]

    And food, of course. Always food!

    - Krista
     
  4. TaraBellaBirds

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    My BigMama was a grumbling bossy girl, must be a BuffOrp thing!
    Great advice above. Ice blocks with goodies inside are a great hot weather thing and at this time of year all surplus fruits and veggies go to the birds! I give them stuff like squash, and apples whole it gives them something to do and bicker over, bossy ladies love to bicker
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