Why are my chickens screaming at me.....OMG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickiemom1012, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Chickiemom1012

    Chickiemom1012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009

    I had one hean that started laying about 6 weeks ago and then promptly quit 2 weeks ago and decided to go broody... we're still working on that. But starting yesterday 3-4 of the girls have started up with the obnoxious clucking-screeching. I ran outside three times yesterday thinking something was after them while they were ranging only to find them on the porch starinf at me screaming. I am sitting out here today with the computer and luch and they are up to the same stuff!!!!! Is this mornrmal. They have all been relatively quiet up until now Except the the one that started laying earlier!!!!

    Could they all be getting ready to lay??
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like it and they want you to know, and whenever possible to come out and be their mother. Yeesh.

    At that stage they get upset over a jet flying 35 000 feet overhead...
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I have one who just screams her head off. She is just bossy and wants them to come inside. Others scream cause someone is in the nest they want. Though there are 4 or 5 other nest they could use they want the one that's occupied at that time. Nutters all of them. I once had two hens side by side. I thought the only things females did together was go to the ladies room apparently they also like to have company laying eggs. Nutters I tell ya, just nutters.
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  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    i don't know. [​IMG] If they are screaming at you, they must want something from you. Maybe they want your lunch? Did you bring enough to share? [​IMG]

    i have one silkie hen that would stand and scream - GA, GA, GA, GA, GA, GA,GA, GA, GA, (x a million x all day long). It was especially convenient when we were trying to sell our house last year. i'm sure she drove off more than one prospective buyer. Probably lost a few more when people walked past the pen to see a grown woman inside holding a chicken beak closed.

    Finally figure out that she wanted to lay an egg and wanted some privacy. Came upon this quite by accident when i got frustrated and stuffed her inside a hutch inside our shed and closed the door. Came back a while later to find she had happily made a snuggy nest for herself and was busy laying and egg.

    So now all i have to do to stop her screaming is carry HRH into her own private and secluded nest box, then carry her back to the pen when she's done. That's all.
  5. jsimplytx125

    jsimplytx125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    Enchanted,.she finally trained you! LOL
  6. DIMBY

    DIMBY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Western Colorado
    It's completely normal. They're not screaming at you. I figure it's their way of bragging to the world, "Look what I can do!"
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Do you have a rooster? If not - you're it! They are teenage girls with raging hormones. Are they squatting for you? If so, pet them hard on their backs for a minute and they will be happy again. They need some "attention" from you [​IMG]
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Is is cluck cluck cluck cluck BAGAWWWWWWKKK?

    If so, that's the egg song. It can be VERY loud and you can even have a chorus of several of them going at once.
  9. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    My 2 Sebbie Geese were doing the same thing this morning, It made me think of all the people who write how LOUD their chickens are, they must not have Geese!! [​IMG]
    I kept telling them to keep it down, I was right there listening to them, they didn't need to Scream at me!! [​IMG]
  10. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    Mine do it all the time especially when i walk into the coop, i think its normal. But it s VERY Annoying!!After awhile

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