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chicken purring

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HOTONE, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    This may sound like a stupid question but I have a pet feather foot and she usually comes walking thru the door looking for me. I was petting her in her sleeping box and all of the sudden she started what sounded like a purring noise. Exactly what is that noise...is it good or bad. I would appreciate the help...thank you
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I had a chicken that did that sometimes. It means they are happy [​IMG]
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I have hens with different responses that show contentment. There's the "purring" sound many make when snuggled in my arms. Another hen, a Speckled Sussex, makes a "chook, chook, chook" sound deep down in her belly and it rocks her little body like an old Ford Model A. My Brahmas make a kind of low squealing. Those are just a few. But there's little doubt what the noises mean.
     
  4. they do this when they are happy and content. Here are my girls singing last winter. They sound so funny.

     
  5. yammafarmer

    yammafarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie, Fancy Nancy, purrs at night when she's falling asleep.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, it's their happy sound.
     

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