Overly loud hen in the morning

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickartforever, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP? Does any one know why a normal looking hen sqwockes really Loudly ate 6:59 in the morning?
     
  2. chickenraiser24

    chickenraiser24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible you have a rooster trying to crow? If not, I have had some hens that squawk loudly before they lay an egg.
     
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  3. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a number of hens that mad god offal sound when they lay. Not usually that early.
    How old are your chickens?
    Are they laying?
     
  4. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, 2 of the four are laying........But we used to have 5 then we reallysed that one of them was a rooster, so we gave him away.....So no, we do not have a rooster.
     
  5. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet 1 year old :D
     
  6. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of this chicken?
    How long ago did you get rid of the rooster?
    Sometimes a less dominant rooster will not crow or act the part to avoid trouble. Once you eliminate the dominate rooster he will step up.
     
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  7. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pic of the chicken is my avatar.... 2 1/2 Months ago. And i Doubt it..Shes already laying eggs so that puts it out of the question.
     
  8. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your avatar looks like a rooster. Compare the saddle and shoulder feathers to you hens and you will see the difference.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    it does look like a rooster, how do you know it's laying, young roosters will often spend time in the nestboxes trying to show hens how nice they are.
     
  10. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point, the rooster I have as an avatar will sit in the nesting box at times and there is no question he is not a hen.
     

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