chicken language

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

  1. sarahjane

    sarahjane Hatching

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    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 Premium Member

    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

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    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

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    Quote:Very well put my friend!
     

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