My chickens are screaming at me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Koldham, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Koldham

    Koldham Hatching

    Jan 13, 2018
    New chicken tender here, i really dont know anything. so over the past week or so every time i go outside or approach the coop my chickens "scream" at me. They used to do it when my girlfriend forgot to top off the water or food before she left for work but now they are screaming all the time. i thought it was because there pen was to small and they were bored. i recently installed an 80sq ft run and they seem to have had a blast digging and stuff. I threw some old stumps and they like finding the bugs in it and standing on them. Well the still scream at me when I go outside. The only other thing it may be was my local tractor supply was out of crumble food so I had to buy pellet food, same brand. Could they be upset about the food change? should I change back or will they get over themselves if i dont? They empty the feeder in about the same time as when they had crumbles
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds more like an alarm call. Is one bird doing it or multiple birds?

    My birds will often start talking the minute I walk in the shed because they are excited to get some fresh food and water.
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    They recognize you as the one that gave them bugs this is not bad Welcome to Backyard Chickens How many birds do you have ? Photo's ?
  4. Ming Ming

    Ming Ming Chirping

    Aug 3, 2017
    wag your finger at them and call them noisy turkeys
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Mine get excited and chatty every time they hear the screen door. They are just certain I am bringing them treats or going to let them out of the run.
  6. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

    Jan 1, 2017
    Coastal NC
    My Coop
    They're saying "ooooh BABY! Look!
    Here comes the food guy!"
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  7. Katie’s Coop

    Katie’s Coop Chirping

    Dec 8, 2017
    Central Fl
    Perfectly normal - mine all get very excited every time I walk out the back door. Squawking chattering and screaming too lol! They know who loves and cares for them :love
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