My hen is often making a noise? I'd like to know if it's normal....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akd23237, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. akd23237

    akd23237 In the Brooder

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    I think she's a leghorn. Ever since I got her she makes this sound. She does this during the daytime. She is free range. We also give her cracked corn/ bread/ oats/ cat food. Each sound is long and loud(around 1-3 seconds each) sound something like eeeeeiiiirrRRAARRRRRR....eeiiiiirrrrARRRAERR....eeeii....eeeiirrraaeerrrr
    She does this all throughout the day from when she wakes to when she goes to sleep. Stopping for several minutes to hours at a time, then starting again. When she does this she sounds like she's frustrated/ hungry.
    But who knows. Her daughter doesn't make this noise near as much. She has other sounds that she makes too, but this sound concerns me. Has anyone else seen this?
     
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  2. freebirder

    freebirder In the Brooder

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    Quote:We have one who regularly makes a noise which sounds like the good gremlins....before getting wet and feeding after midnight. Weird but not unpleasant.
    They love a treat of a combination of high end bird seed with Pecans, safflower, black sunflowers, cracked corn, raisins and other seeds and nuts. Mr Bird brand treats broken up to hand feed them.
     
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  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Perhaps she is crowing? Hens are able to and do crow. Do you have a rooster around?
     
  4. akd23237

    akd23237 In the Brooder

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    I have no rooster. She used to be the same when I did have a rooster.
     
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