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Sqwarky chicken driving me mad - but might be forgiven if laying.
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TeeBee · 06/08/2008 11:41

Do your hens sqwark for ages (and I'm talking hours) if they are laying? Mine is going bonkers this morning and is driving me mad. She hasn't gone into roost but has not shut up. She hasn't layed for a couple of months because she was moulting so I was thinking that maybe she is considering laying again. What do you think? Does it sound like laying? She hasn't made this much noise in the past though.

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PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife · 06/08/2008 11:43

lol, I read this as "sqwarky children driving me mad"

must get more sleep

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TeeBee · 06/08/2008 11:44

Ha ha, no, I am trying to do some work so kids out. I haven't done a scrap due to that bloody chicken (AKA dossing on MN).

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OldGregg · 06/08/2008 12:17

My hens squawk for ages when they're waiting for their favourite nestbox or if the crows have got into the chicken pen and are eating the food.

So if there is nothing for her to be alarmed about then you have a good chance of getting an egg later!

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largeginandtonic · 06/08/2008 12:19

Mine too, one in particular makes a hell of a racket. I think she just likes the sound of her own voice tbh. Drives me crazy though!

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TeeBee · 06/08/2008 12:28

Phew. That's a relief. Her chicks are playing guards at the coop door now, so I think we may be in business. Hurrah, omelette for tea hopefully. However, might be a square one if the noise is anything to go by.

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TeeBee · 06/08/2008 14:08

Hurrah, the egg has arrived. Hopefully no more sqwarking. Off to do some work now!

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