Unusual Screaming Sounds From Our Wyandotte... Please Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickpeablp, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. chickpeablp

    chickpeablp New Egg

    Jun 26, 2016
    Can someone give me some input on this sound?! She's a Wyandotte, lays an egg nearly every day and just started making this sound today. It's awful and frequent (every 30 seconds or so) and I'm worried something is wrong. I've checked her over and found no injuries. She walks around the yard doing it, and it increases when my husband or I walk out there to check on her. She's really only vocal in the morning hours when she wants out of the coop but otherwise we don't hear too much from her.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    To me it sounds like your hen is trying to crow. Do you have a rooster? She may be taking the position if you don't have one.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    or she could just be yelling....mine make some pretty weird sounds at times.

    How old is she?
    Is she laying?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016

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