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Chicken noises and when they make them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Norm2475, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Norm2475

    Norm2475 In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2008
    My chickens make a lot of noise when I leave their coop. Their coop is clean, they have food and they come to me and let me rub them. I would think they are happy but the noises they make I can't tell if they are good noises or do they need something.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  2. They're upset that you're leaving...[​IMG]
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    If I visit the chickens without giving them a treat they get very upset with me and grumble. Spoiled chickens!
  4. TreeFever

    TreeFever Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    My birds have several noises that I think I know what they mean:
    the "BaaaaAAAaaAAAAwk braaaaCCKK BRRRaack!!" in unison means that i am coming out the door and headed toward them. They line up at the run door and belt it out.

    the "brok brick brick BROCK brick brick BRICK!" getting progressively higher in pitch means that a treat had been spotted and everyone should gather round.

    the "brrr bup bup bup brrrr bup bup bup" is Ophelia searching for her buddies when they are more than two feet away and she gets nervous.

    the "buckQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!" (5 octaves above anything tolerable) is Dolly sighting something she feels the need to run at. Neck down, all streamlined like a dinosaur [​IMG]

    and one I learned today sounds like "HAAAAAWWWWWWKK!" at a scream and it means exactly that [​IMG] (nobody got harmed too bad tho, see my post in predators thread)

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