When hens scream

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

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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