My hen is making a crying sound.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rjchicks, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. rjchicks

    rjchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I go to let the chickens out at about 6:30 AM and my golden comet hen was laying in the nest box making a loud crying/whining sound and I thought she might just be laying an egg. But later when I came home around 3:00 PM she was walking around the yard still making the same sound. Her egg was already laid when I came home. She looks like she is in perfect condition and her egg looks normal. I just never heard her make this sound before and I am worried. She is about 7 Months old and has been laying for about 1.5 months. There was no storm or anything that might of scared her. Please help I don't know what is going on.
     
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Sexlink does the same thing. It's almost like she's fussing about something. She does really bad before she lays. Then when she's done it the same thing. But I never hear the cackling after any of them lay. Not one.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If I look in the box when one particular hen is in there laying, she will cry/scream at me. Open beak, scream. I have heard her do this out in the yard too, it is possible that your hen, like my hen, she is cranky! [​IMG]
     
  4. rjchicks

    rjchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I figured out why she was crying. There was a tick on her head! Once I pulled it out she stopped a little after.
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    LOL, thats funny.

    Welcome to BYC
     
  6. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] EWWW! poor girlie!
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    aww, she was telling you something was wrong! glad you found it.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Poor bird...Good thing you listened to her!! [​IMG]
     
  9. rjchicks

    rjchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah thanks everyone for the responces, and she is one smart girl.
     
  10. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was telling you something was wrong and you listened. Good job! [​IMG]
     

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