Chicken making a funny sound

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninajones77, May 10, 2016.

  1. ninajones77

    ninajones77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my chicken is just over 12 weeks (12 weeks and 2 days) and it's just starting making a funny honking sound kind of like a goose!!!! Just started on Saturday. Only a few "honks" then nothing
    Any ideas???
     
  2. animalgrl

    animalgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them just make that sound. I had a Cuckoo Marans that only made the honking noise, and no regular chicken noises for the better part of a year. She eventually started making more typical chicken noises, but she would still honk every once in awhile. Some of them just like to be different, I guess.
     
  3. ninajones77

    ninajones77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooooo thank you that's interesting. Being still young I havnt sexed them yet , I hope it doesn't mean a cockerel
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That honking stage cracks me up....in the period between cheeping and clucking.
    Nothing to worry about.

    Do you only have one bird?
    Gender is usually pretty obvious by 5-6 weeks on most breeds.
     
  5. ninajones77

    ninajones77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4. The honking one is a brown Sussex and the others are silkies and a peking
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That looks like a cockerel to me...strong red for 12 weeks.
     

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