They are getting awfully loud!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmwright, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. kmwright

    kmwright Songster

    Jun 24, 2010
    Winters, CA
    My ladies have always been fairly quiet, only clucking when one has a goody and the others are jealous, sometimes at night. But nothing major. All of a sudden they are SUPER loud! Last night my Delaware went to "bed" and was squawking for the others (she's the boss, I guess) and the neighbors behind us (it's a senior apartment complex) were all "what was that? I've never heard that before!" I said I was sorry it was my hen and they just laughed. I hope it doesn't bother them.

    Is there a certain age where they get extra mouthy? I'm afraid of what she'll sound like when she's laying! My younger girls just started clucking (they were cheepers until about a week ago) but I don't think that means anything.

    Maybe she's just a chatty Cathy??
  2. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    Sounds like she's asserting Her "senior" hen status. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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