Squawking, screaming hen won't stop

SunshineGal

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This is our first time raising hens and we have 3. First post on this forum. Yesterday and early this morning one of them started loudly, and I mean loudly, and started with the screaming. Even going out there doesn't matter. She started making her nest yesterday and it's made very nice this a.m. I contacted the breeder I bought her from but she has no idea why my hen is doing that. None of hers ever have. Does anyone know why? They are Blue Lace Wyandottes and 6 months old. I feed them fruit and veggies every morning, organic layer feed, water, and at night, special chicken treats. I'm beside myself, very concerned something's wrong, and I know my neighbors don't appreciate it and may possibly call the the city. I uploaded a few pics. We got our first egg! Very small. Is that normal? Can we eat it? I'm so lost! Please, someone help me!
 

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Chick CJ

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It really does sound like she's getting ready to lay! I have had some pretty loud beginner layers. It usually calms down, however, some have remained very loud. Fortunately, when I lived in the city, my neighbors enjoyed all of the chicken fun.
What did you mean by, "she started making her nest"? Do you have nesting boxes? Is she making a "nest" on the floor of the coop? Just curious.
CJ
 

SunshineGal

Chirping
Aug 17, 2018
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It really does sound like she's getting ready to lay! I have had some pretty loud beginner layers. It usually calms down, however, some have remained very loud. Fortunately, when I lived in the city, my neighbors enjoyed all of the chicken fun.
What did you mean by, "she started making her nest"? Do you have nesting boxes? Is she making a "nest" on the floor of the coop? Just curious.
CJ
I edited my post and put pictures of her in her nest she made. They have 4 crates in the coop with hay and pine shavings in them. We got our first egg!
 

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