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New RIR trouble

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by romanerin2011, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. romanerin2011

    romanerin2011 In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2013
    Hey I'm brand new to keeping chickens and just got me 4 last night. 2 morning stars I believe they are called 1 barred rock and 1 RIR, all are hens. The morning stars and barred rock are as calm as can be but the RIR is so loud. When the lady I bought them from caught her she was squawking and freaking out, I thought because she was scared. Bought them home, the other 3 all I had to do was reach in and pick them up no problems no fuss. But this RIR gave me about an hours worth of trouble, along with my wife laughing at me from the window. I finally got her in the coop. Now everytime I get near the other are very calm but that RIR bocks so loud and as soon as I walk away she shuts up. This normally wouldn't be a problem but this wonderful city I live in has a law against keeping chickens. Any helpwould be appreciated.

  2. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Songster

    Nov 2, 2012
    My RIR's have a LOUD egg song. What you're talking about is not an egg song. Maybe you're wearing something that she thinks is danger? Like a dog shirt? [​IMG]My chickens don't like black.
    Okay, that's a little crazy. Here is what I say:
    Don't come up to her quickly. She may think she's being attacked.
    Try to give her some food. The way to a hen's heart is through her stomach.
    If all else fails, you must go through the painful process of Rehoming or Culling. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Glad you joined.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    A couple things. I'd keep them cooped up for a day or two. This helps settle them into their new digs and allows them to identify it as "home". Different hens have different temperaments, but some who are a bit flighty at first, often calm down once they get used to their new home and new flock keeper. Give it all a bit of time. Enjoy your birds.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  4. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Songster

    Agreed! Some hens are just louder.

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