A universal language ?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bryan99705, May 17, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    I was watching my Leghorn rooster walk past the turkey peeps yeaterday as a raven flew over. The rooster sounded his warning to his girls and the turkeys freaked out, ran over to a bucket that was laying on it's side in their pen and huddled in under it. They didn't move till the rooster relaxed and moved on past. It was a interesting behavior to observe

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Isn't that something! I love watching my small flock of chickens....They really do communicate......We had a hawk flying overhead once, and my whole flock disappeared into the woods that border surrounds our house, while one hen sounded the alarm. It caught my attention and I ran outside just in time to see a hawk narrowly miss one of my hens.....

    They really do have a language of their own......
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing 8 Years

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    My ducks will turn their head to the sky and look without saying anything, and the chickens will start looking too, and if there actually is an airplane or something, they'll make their noises about it.

    It is neat how they correspond together as a flock even though they predominantly live separate.

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