Chicken Calls Finally Recorded

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hokankai, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had a previous thread about hawks flying around while my chicks are outside, and how I figured out how to make them run and hide when a predator is overhead. It's worked wonderfully, and even at almost 8 weeks old they still have the same enthusiasm as when they were itty bitty. Anyway, here's a video of them running to the covered area I set up near the raspberry bushes

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    I also figured out their "Pay Attention!" call. It's a short trill, and it causes them to pause and scan the air or sit still for a second. I think they do this when they are unsure if they are in danger, but it brings attention to whatever is going on that is potentially dangerous. I did this for the first time today, and when it was time to record they were kind of desensitized because I kept doing it. Haha, oh well!

    This is what it sounds like, and the GLW in the front still responds. The others are too distracted with food.

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  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Thanks! I wondered about this sound too. Glad you got it recorded. I've a mind to try it myself. The "question" sound sounds a lot like my cockatiels sound she makes that means pretty much the same thing.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's cool. My rooster does all the warning for me, but it's neat that you have figured out how to be their rooster. [​IMG]
     
  4. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Yeah it has been a HUGE help with all the hawks flying over my backyard. They aren't in their permanent coop yet, since it's being built at our new property that we haven't moved to yet and we have a freakishly high number of hawks in the area for being in the middle of the suburbs. It's nice knowing that in case something WAS on the hunt for one of them they'd have the sense to listen to my warning and run for cover. It still cracks me up whenever I see it though! Hahaha
     
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