change in hens cluck over time as chicks mature

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, May 11, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    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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