My chicken thinks she's a dog......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oceanseve, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    We've caught her going nuts with this really LOUD cluck a few times, and she just does not want to stop. Today we realized, its when there is a siren in the distance and the dogs start howling. [​IMG] Do you think this is a habit we can break? Do you think when we add her new flock mates that this habit will rub off on them? This is really depressing because I'm not technically supposed to have them, the neighbors have recieved them really well till now, but if she starts this up we are probably going to have a problem. It would be okay if she stopped when the dogs did, but she keeps it up. Help?
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I can't help ya there sorry, but 1 of my roosters does this howling/crow every morning around 2am when the train whistle blows at the bottom of the mountain. I think that the loud noises may hurt his ears, not to mention disturb his sleep. Good Luck!
  3. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    We did move her closer to the dog's pen a few months ago, so maybe we need to move her back away from it. I hadn't thought about it that way. She probably never thought much of their howling before, but now that she is much closer it probably does irritate her.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  4. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Songster

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hale, Missouri
    My buff Silkie roo will bark back at the dogs.
  5. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    change her home probably. she is sick, cold maybe

    she is uncomfortible, water dirty? food?
  6. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    I have noticed this past week she doesn't feel as heavy as usual, not like lost a whole lot of weight, just not as heavy as usual. So maybe she really isn't happy with where we moved her coop and run. She's laying just fine and acting normal other than the outbursts.
  7. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I would love to see your chick bark. [​IMG] I hope it is just a personality problem and not something serious.
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I had to re-home a 'giant' red sex link that was always trying to crow. I miss her eggs, but not the 'crow'.

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