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Noisy Pullet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by swimmom, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have always been pretty quiet but now one of my girls (a red sex link) has been making quite a ruckus, squawking and cackling all day long. None of the girls are laying yet (they're 18 weeks). Is this normal behaviour for pullets who are approaching laying age?
     
  2. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I think it's normal. I have 2 pullets (a sebright and a polish) that will not SHUT UP! They cackle and squawk and pace all day long, I can't figure out what the heck they want. They're louder than my roosters [​IMG]
     
  3. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all were very vocal just before they started to lay. Oh, and after. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Same here.
     
  5. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BIG sigh.....yes. My red sex-links annoy my annoying neighbor constantly!!!! Especially at 7am..
     
  6. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Come on now! You couldn’t have a better telegraph system if you tried. Why… my girls let me know if anything in the neighborhood is out of the ordinary ….er….wrong…er…different. [​IMG]

    Why they run to the back door as fast as them can bawk…bawk...bawking as loud as they can if ….the baby two houses down is crying, if the kids next door are screaming , if the neighbors are having a fight, if the street sweeper is coming, if an airplane is flying too low, if a mocking bird has just landed in their tree. Look what I would be missing if I didn’t pay attention to them. [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You forgot if an airplane flys over. I love watching my chickens give the plane the one eyed stare as it flys over.
     
  8. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, two days later and I checked the nesting box when I got home - nothing. Went for a run then changed the water and put out more food. thought I check the nest box one more time (a severe case of wishful thinking) and voila! AN EGG!!!!!! Pretty sure it's Joy my red sex link. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Congrats on your egg [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I love red sex links
     

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