Can chickens snore/coo in their sleep?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickchickgirls, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. chickchickgirls

    chickchickgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I just took some canteloupe rinds out to my girls. I knew they were sleeping but thought I would leave it for them to wake up to. They were all on their little roosts, quietly sleeping and somebody was making little cooing sounds, almost like snoring! So adorable, I got a little rush of mama-feeling, like when your human babies are sleeping peacefully. Anyone ever heard their chickens sleep coo?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Yes mine make all sorts of little noises.
     
  3. CoupeDeVille

    CoupeDeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Mine do too...Thought I had a cuckoo clock in the coop the other night ! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little roo used to make the cutest little trilling sound at night. And I've heard many others "snore" a bit. Very cute!
     
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  5. coldinnh

    coldinnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking to see if chickens purr or trill... my Fuzz, cochin, trills alot when she is on her roost and I got to "tuck her in"
    So I guess my next question would be if the sound is one of alarm, warning or love?
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    If there breathing heavily it could mean worms, so listen closely. You would be able to tell.
     

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