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Stressed chicken crowing constantly and at night

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tessi, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Tessi

    Tessi New Egg

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    We have introduced three 20 week old chickens to our two older ladies but the dominant chicken has now been crowing for over 10 hours. It is now nighttime and she continues to crow in the hen house in the dark. I have needed to bring her into the house, just so our neighbours can get some sleep. I am not sure who is now more stressed me or the chicken. How can I stop this happening. Any ideas.?Thank you
     
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Are you sure SHE is crowing? Any chance you have a rooster there?

    Is it still crowing, even in the house? Or is it fine now that it has been removed from the other chickens?

    If it continues to make noise, and it is a hen, are you sure it is not egg bound or experiencing some other sort of health issue?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you sure she isn't a rooster If you would put up some good photos of her, we can answer that question. Is she really crowing, or in pain or frightened? Hens do not crow constantly or at night.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    That does seem unusual for your bird to crow all night long, a photo might help us to see if she is a "she". It sounds as though you weren't having this issue before you added the new chicks? How large is your coop?
     

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