chick purr?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by allmychickens, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    Soooo im trying to get my 7 week old chicks to get used to being around my big chickens (with supervision) and so i went into the coop and brought them with me (i have 2). The adults payed no attention to them so i set them by my feet knowing theyd stay within arms reach but my rooster then turned around and attacked one I managed to grab one but he chased the other around the coop jumping on it and ripping feathers i ran after him and grabbed the chick. Now that particular chick was the least friendly and tended to be a bit flighty but after i saved it it wouldn't leave me and stayed snuggled against me... but the weird part was... it made a purring noise that i have never heard before! What does it mean?
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Poor little thing... I've had birds make a purring sound when they're content, and I've heard a purring type sound (maybe a low trilling?) when perceived danger is nearby. So if the danger was gone, I'd guess the chick is feeling comforted and comfortable....

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