When hens scream

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by my5hens, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    When they are about to lay an egg but they are not clucking frantically. Sometimes if there is one sitting in her nest and I go in there she will puff out her feathers and then sort of scream at me. Its almost kinda funny. Its like she's saying "Get out! I'm in here!" [​IMG]
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yep, she needs to do it in case you WILL intrude. Think of it, how many hens may want to shove her off the nest, steal her eggs, etc. And it's a good defensive instinct to protect her eggs from possible predators, however most may just sadly eat her despite her ruffles and screams.
  3. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    University Place, WA
    Quote:[​IMG] I have a couple of girls that do this too! Makes me laugh everytime. I "walked in" on my girl Lucy today (I didn't see her and stuck my hand in the nest.) I got a nice warning scream. It makes me giggle though so I sometimes make them "I'm in the nest" scream on purpose. [​IMG]

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