Why are my hens screaming at each other and everything they see??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlver2013, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hens have started a habit recently about screaming at each other and at everything anymore. Why are they doing this? It sounds like the alarm call a rooster does when a hawk flies by, but it's a loud scream. Kinda like a wild chicken does that's never been interacted with by people. Like when you catch them they scream so loud. Anyways back to the subject. They're screaming as I'm typing this thread. I'm outside now watching them and there is nothing around. No birds, hawks cats or dogs flying or running around at the moment. And when one of my hens finds food, the other hens like to run up to them and when they do... "SCREAM!!" They go. Why? Any ideas? They're not sick or anything because I monitor my chickens 24/7 checking on them once every hour.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How old are they? Do you know if it is always the same hen(s) doing it.
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll be a year old the 19th of this month. And yeah the same hens.. The other twenty don't do it. It's just two. (They're sisters so that could be the answer LOL)
     

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