change in hens cluck over time as chicks mature

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  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I am watching closely a game hen that is now rearing a single chick. She started with fourteen. Initially she had a cluck that stressed the c and k and seemed to have more umph behind them. Now clucks shorter being more of a uck and not given as continously. Utterance seems more related to movement from place to place now. Hen with chick re-integrated with flock and chick seems inclined to hang with rooster that tidbits to it on occassion. Hen also not balling / fluffing up when rooster approaches. I think she is getting close allowing rooster to covering her again.
     

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