Screeching Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whoacowboy, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chirping

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    My barred rock has been spreading her wings and screeching like an eagle. It's very scary and intimidating. I am in shock every time she does it. What's she doing?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Spreading wings or flapping wings? Are you sure she's a she? Cockerels will often flap their wings then crow.

    If you are certain she's a hen, has she been spending a lot of time in the nest box? Could also be broody behavior.
     
  3. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chirping

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    She's a hen. She spreads her wings. She looks like an eagle gladiator. Her eyes could
    burn right through you.
     
  4. chickenreferee

    chickenreferee Chirping

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    Is she going broody?
     

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