Chicken "Cawing like a crow"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kitchenella, May 10, 2009.

  1. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 11, 2008
    Beitar Illit, Israel
    Hi. I have 3 mixed breed Israeli hens. Rex, who is about 6 months older than the other two, is the "king" hen.

    In the morning they all seem do do what I call singing. A light pluck, pluck, pluck with a louder longer PLLLUUUCCCKK at the end.

    Now and then Rex does the plucking a bit louder and the lets out a huge "CAW" It almost sounds like a scream.

    It is different than the warning sounds they make after laying an egg or seeing something dangerous.

    Anyone have a clue as to why she does this?

    Peggy
     
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I don't know but I have a hen that always sounds like a duck.. [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Are you sure Rex isn't a king roo? Has she laid yet?

    Imp- gender challenged
     
  4. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:She is definitely a hen. Lays well and has even gone broody twice in her first year.
     
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