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post #1 of 65
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Or should I say talk back to you?
I have dueling bawk/bock conversations with my chickens, but I was wondering if anyone has done better?

I'll go bop-bop-bop-bop BA GAWK, and my silkie roo will do the same back! Sometimes he will crow back at me if I crow, but he mostly only crows to the other roo. My dogs will do group howls, (of course I start them, my chihuahua talks back to me the best) and the silkie will chime in. I have no idea what sound he makes but it's pretty funny and ear piercingly awful at the same time!

My roo also talks back to the sound my computer makes when I get an email or mess something up. He gets really mad if it does it more than once!

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Mini Farm: 2 Jack Russell Terrors, 1 Long Haired Chihuahua/Pitbull, 1 Boxador, an adopted pregnant cat, and an African clawed frog. Chicken breeds: Houdan, Silkie, Serama, Cochin, Wyandotte, Barred Rock, Ameracauna, Frizzle, Polish, Faverolle, 20 assorted bantam chicks. My baby potbellied pig just came back home!

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post #2 of 65

LOL!  Love it!  I talk with my chickens all the time when I am holding them or just walking around doing my farm chores and they do talk back and answer me with cooing and gawking, but I have never tried to engage with them to repeat after me.   May just hang out one day in the run with them and see who is a willing rambler>  gig

post #3 of 65

Yep. They also look at me funny.

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post #4 of 65

Yep, he even gets mad when I walk away and starts crowing or doing his little "growl" I guess is what you'd call it lol!

post #5 of 65

I keep wondering what they are trying to say.

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post #6 of 65

Oh yes...mine know their names.  Some are more vocal than others.  And when I talk to them by name, they will look at me with a cocked head and make their sounds.  I like to think they're having a conversation with me, but they're probably just repeating "Treats???  Treats?  Treats???" tongue

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #7 of 65

I do that to mine, and especially to the neighbor's main rooster black jack who comes avisiting. I crow and him and the two younger main roos start a crowing back, I make the 'excited I found something' sound that roosters make and all the girls come a flocking to see what I got wink and start fussing at me if I don't give them treats. heh.

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post #8 of 65

Mine never shut up. lol Houdini just follows me around going, "Bik-bik-bik-bik-BRAWK! Bik-bik-bik-bik-BRAWK!!"
"Oh, really?"
"Bik-bik-bikbik."
"I never would have guessed!"
"Bik."

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post #9 of 65

My chickens are too cool to chat with a weirdo like me, they only give me direct orders.  big_smile

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Originally Posted by Kooshie 

My chickens are too cool to chat with a weirdo like me, they only give me direct orders.  big_smile


Houdini and Ella are the super talkative ones. Anne is just bossy.
"You! Food girl! Why are you not holding a bowl? Yes, a bowl of food! What else would I mean?"

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