Shrill noise and neck feathers raising

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AKnewbie, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I opened up the coop to collect eggs and found one of our hens on the nest box. She made a shrill noise and her neck feathers raised.
    Curious about this behavior. Any thoughts?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like you have a broody hen!
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 sounds broody lol. They tend to make crazy dinosaur noises when anyone gets near.
     
  4. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I want to curb this? What I have is an all-female flock of Australorps. They are about 6months old only.
     
  5. x3 She's broody. Throw some fertile eggs under her if you want and she'll hatch them. :)

    ~~Ms.B
     
  6. If she's laying already she'll stop when she goes broody. And my Australorps have all been very persistent in sitting on empty nests for way longer than they should (one went 2 1/2 months). If you want to break her, put her in a place that would be uncomfortable to nest. Preferably somewhere bright, open, and even with a wire floor. NO NESTING BOXES! That way she won't have anywhere to nest and will eventually give up.

    ~~Ms.B
     

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