The honking... wow.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by simplybusy, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. simplybusy

    simplybusy In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    My 20 week old BR has been honking off and on for a week. She seems irritated. I thought last week that she was gearing to lay an egg. She goes in the coop, hangs out in the nest, and honks like crazy. She just stands there and honks. then she goes out of the coop... back in and honks. Please tell me this is something temporary?? The behavior doesn't change when I try to calm her down at all.

    Could she have an egg stuck??
  2. emptynester

    emptynester Songster

    Mar 23, 2011
    Beaufort, SC
    Sounds like she is getting ready to lay eggs. Mine 'practiced" going into the nest box and singing the egg song- which sounds like BAwk Bawk Bawk BAgawwk- before they started laying.
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I have 2 EE's that have never really bawk'd at all. They only honk. Maybe thats just how she will sound. Mine are 26 weeks old and still honk.

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