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My hen is crying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevinkeb4, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, My hen keeps making a noise like a baby crying.She does this non-stop and I am worried.I have 4 hens and 1 roo and they are all about 6 months old.Can anyone tell me if I need to worry?
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe- is she otherwise normal?

    I'd check the crop and vent as a precaution.

    I have two that do a little honking thing, and always have, but they are otherwise normal...and it isn't nonstop...and 1 roo for only a few hens may be terrifying her...is she the most submissive?
     
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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    At 6 months she may be trying to lay an egg.
     
  4. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, she is the most timid anyway.I thought that silkies wouldn't lay in the winter/cold weather,as it is here in western NY?Anyway,she seems to have settled down.The roo doesn't seem to fertilizing the girls yet.
     

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