What the heck was that about??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by murdeb, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Was late getting the girls out of the coop this morning, could hear them "clucking" before I opened the ramp, well when they got out in the yard they raised cane for about 15 minutes! They were "balking and clucking" and wouldn't shut up! I threw some dry meal worms down to quiet them up and they didn't even want them! That was a first! After awhile them calmed down and were back to normal. Does anyone have any idea what that was about? I think I should note they have not begun to lay yet.
     
  2. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they sounds like a pre laying things. Often when hens are about o lay they act like that.
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    They were complaining that you were LATE. And don't let it happen again! [​IMG]
     
  4. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Not quiet sure how old they are, we have had them for 3 months so I am guessing between 5 and 6 months. Boy did they read me the riot act! LOL!
     
  5. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all of mine start at 8.00 if they dont see me !
     
  6. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all of mine start at 8.00 if they dont see me !

    X3! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds very much like the reaction to a predator in the area. Be on guard.
     
  8. Geckochick

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    all of mine start at 8.00 if they dont see me !

    8:00!!! [​IMG] Aren't you lucky? Mine are giving me trouble if I am past 6:30. DH likes to say that the only things more OCD than me about schedules are the hens.
     
  9. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes..........................look Out For A Predator...............they Sound An Alarm............. Many Times Mine Were Saved By Thier Alarm System
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there are no signs of predators in the area, I would say that your girls have the pre-laying jitters. My hens were soooo loud for a week before they started to lay. I've never seen so much nervous pacing and racket-making in my life.
     

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