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'Cluck' V.S. 'Squawk'

post #1 of 5
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I have 1 silkie that I hatched with some orpingtons and she was the only silkie that hatched. I had her and the orpingtons for about a week and then I ordered 25 bantam chicks, including silkies. After the first week of having the new arrivals I put my first silkie (named Jo~Ann) and put her in with the others. She liked them but not as much as the orpingtons so I let her in with them. When they got mature enough to make adult chicken noises I noticed Jo~Ann Made a 'cluck' sound and the rest made the normal chicken sound when they walked around or got chased. So I'm wondering why does Jo~Ann 'cluck' and the rest 'squawk' ?
post #2 of 5
Silkies are odd sometimes. I'm wondering if she's broody or playing at having chicks, something I've seen silkies do. And they are more soft spoken than other breeds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 5
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She is broody and her eggs are going to hatch any time, but the other broody silkies don't cluck like her. She on,y clucks when she gets up, not while she's sitting.
post #4 of 5
They usually only make that noise off the nest, it's how I tell who is broody. She should be happy being a mom.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 5
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Yay, thanks oldhenlikesdogs
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