KDK1

Songster
8 Years
Jun 29, 2011
817
59
154
Tennessee Plateau
I've got 6 RIRs. The dominant one started laying about 6 weeks ago. She doesn't make much noise at all... just a little grumbling. Number 2 hen started laying about a week ago and is very loud... Before, during and after laying. The strange part is, she won't let anyone else in the coop while she's laying. If she sees another hen coming up the ramp she promptly runs them off. All the others have learned not to enter the coop while she's laying. I'm not new to chickens but never have encountered this behavior before. Anyone else?
 
Last edited:

Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

Fluffy Feather Farm
9 Years
Jan 26, 2010
15,968
112
366
Texas, Panhandle
Quote:She is just bossy. She doesn't want the other hens "pestering" her. I wouldn't worry about it.


I have a Dark Cornish hen, Autumn, when she lays and egg she never "sings the egg song" like the other girls do. Other hens I have will cackle on and on for hours, and then the roosters will join in and pretty soon everyone is screaming bloody murder and they don't even know why!!


~ Aspen
 

openheartnp

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 25, 2011
243
3
91
Green Twp, NJ
Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

I have a Dark Cornish hen, Autumn, when she lays and egg she never "sings the egg song" like the other girls do. Other hens I have will cackle on and on for hours, and then the roosters will join in and pretty soon everyone is screaming bloody murder and they don't even know why!!


~ Aspen


Oh, I thought all that racket WAS the egg song. LOL I have one hen that growls whenever someone gets near.​
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom