what do I look for when my hens first start laying eggs in their behavior?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmerapril, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. farmerapril

    farmerapril New Egg

    Feb 10, 2015
    central jersey
    I have 2 barred rock, 1 Plymouth rock, and a brown one I forgot the name lol..they r just starting to lay eggs now and are more chatty...does this chattiness calm down after they get use to their new women hood? I'm totally new at this kids..help! Lol
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Nope! lol :D

    That sounds about normal and usually they do not "quiet down" once they start. At least mine didn't... In fact, mine have gotten louder since they started that. Some breeds are quiet, but I believe most are pretty chatty and continue that if they start.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
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  4. farmerapril

    farmerapril New Egg

    Feb 10, 2015
    central jersey
    I guess I'm not used to the new sounds..one neighbor is cool w with hens I have to ask the other neighbor lol..I also read the barred rock crow some..of which I saw them doing that..and also read that they do calm down some as time goes on..maybe some other peeps HV different experiences....?
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! I have to say too that mine have not got quieter as they have got older. In fact they have got louder too! One lays an egg and then everyone starts even one of my Roos!! Anyone would think he had laid an egg how he carries on! It's like a competion with them one starts and all have to try and beat them. In and out of the nest box checking the egg that has been laid, very funny when you watch them.

    Good luck with them, and enjoy BYC :frow
  6. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC, nice to have you join us!

    My experience with the noise level seems to be the same as the others that have posted. Chickens are chatty, lol. If you want to get the neighbors on board with your birds, offer them some eggs once in a while. Or maybe they (or their kids) would like to come over to 'meet' your birds.

    Have fun with your chickens and if you have questions, feel free to ask!
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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    All my hens are much more vocal and "chatty" when in the laying stage.

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