chicken language

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarahjane, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

    Sep 7, 2008
    can anyone help translate or give tips on chicken language how do you tell when there happy or mad or anything at all Im a first timer here i have RIR and white rocks
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Just spend time with them watching their body language and how they react with each other. You'll learn a lot that way.
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I agree with Carri.

    My laying hens have several different words, or bawks. I swear I can tell what they
    are saying most of the time.

    I'm not even sure how to type them to pronounce them.

    "danger" - Higher pitched, fast
    "Let me out" - Medium pitched, medium speed Bawwwkkkk bawkkkkkkk
    "I'm laying an egg" - slow and lower pitched boowwwwwwwwk
    "Get out of the egg box" - the same thing we sound like when someone is in the bathroom

    My favorite is my call to them. Gok Gok Gok Gok Gok Gok Gok - Quick with a medium to
    high pitch. You have to see them come running [​IMG]
  4. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Pasco county, FL.
    Quote:Very well put my friend!

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