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Need help with my chicken calling out all day all of a sudden

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninam, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. ninam

    ninam Out Of The Brooder

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    She seems healthy, eating drinking and dust bathing, maybe a little disoriented? She started making a baaawk sound two days ago, sometimes very loud. It's a single "baaawk" every 5 to 10 seconds and she takes breaks. Seems to happen more when she spots me or my so. But definitely strange behavior and almost like she needs something from us.

    Coincidentally one of her mates went broody 2 days ago. Not sure if this is making everyone a little crazy?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Are you saying she hasn't stopped?
     
  3. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds normal to me my chicken make that noise all the time
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    She could be either: Singing the egg song or calling out because...well why not (that's how my hens think).
     
  5. ninam

    ninam Out Of The Brooder

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    She does it continuously throughout the day, definitely weird for her. They chat normally but this is a louder sound. I guess I'll just let it be. She seems healthy otherwise. Only thing I could think of was she was missing the broody hen.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    That could be a possibility, she maybe looking/calling for her.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Some of mine can get a wild hair and not shut up for hours...sometimes it goes on for days, then stops<shrugs>
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is she? Is she an established layer? Sometimes when they start laying, or start back laying, they can get a bit mouthy. Otherwise, she's doing a "Here I am! Where are you?" call.
     
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  9. ninam

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    Just an update, turns out she's egg bound :( so I'm treating her for that right now. She was walking very funny today, and I did some research. Pretty sure she's having trouble laying and I think it might have happened because my broody hen was hogging their favorite nest.

    So wish me luck
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Bummer! Best of cLuck for successful treatment.

    Stress of fav nest may have contributed.....but usually a physical malformation or lack of calcium and/or minerals to assimilate it for effecient peristalsis.
    Put fake eggs/golf balls in other nests to encourage their use.
     

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