Can a chicken strain her voice??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Newfoundland Chick, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Newfoundland Chick

    Newfoundland Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    On Sunday, my 4 hens started cackling loudly - & they kept it up for about an hour. Yesterday I noticed that my Americaunas hen had lost her voice - a voice that is usually VERY loud...when she wants something. All she's doing is making these pathetic little "peep peep" sounds. Is her voice just strained???? Or should I be worried?? I'm mystified!
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Yes it is possible to strain voices. I have had it happen.
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You don't happen to have a heater in their coop, do you? My rooster lost his voice that way. It was freezing one night so we turned on their heater and poor Kip could hardly crow the next morning!
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd imagine so. All my roos, after a vigorous crowing session, squeak pathetically. [​IMG] So yes, I think they can stain their voices.
     
  5. Newfoundland Chick

    Newfoundland Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes...I do have a small space heater that I turn on periodically when it's very cold. Why would that impact her voice I wonder...dust from the fan? She's still not talking! Just peeping. It's a relief to know that they can strain their voices through vigorous squawking - I'm hoping that that's all it is - she's fine otherwise. Here's my baby, laying her first egg in September 2008.

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  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a cute little hen! [​IMG]
     
  7. Newfoundland Chick

    Newfoundland Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey...thanks! I love her...she spends lots of time in my arms!
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, she's adorable! Nice glossy feathers.

    Sometimes hens peep when they're on the nest. It's a defensive/maternal thing.
     

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