Chicken talk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gpamela3499, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Is there a list with the different sound s the hens make to communicate?

    I know that if I CLUUUUUUUUUUCK cluck cluck my pullets will scatter and hide. Sometimes at night one of them sings or sometimes I know that the translation goes something like

    Go to sleep
    owww your on my foot
    stop pushing
    who my warm spot

    until they all settle down

    is there a post about this somewhere?
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I couldnt translate for you...sorry lol
    But I was was sitting on my back porch the other weekend having breakfast with my family and heard my hens just cawkin away. It was like a little converstation that they were having while sittin on the nest. Rrrrrrrrrrr rr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrr Cluck cluck rrrrr. For about 5 mins.
    My cousin boyfriend and I just stopped and look at each other in shock. It was the coolest thing!
    I think they were talkin smack about the rooster [​IMG]
  3. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    Bolton, CT
    Quote:This made me giggle. So cute! [​IMG]
  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Somewhere on BYC someone said their hens and roos would match up and not mate with anyone else, and when one of the hens was away from the flock and her favorite roo was not with her, she would "call" him, and no matter what he was doing, he would straighten up, mutter under his breath (like a MAN!" and go to her . . .so there is something really going on with their chatter and talk! Don't you love the idea of their being able to communicate. . .I am reading the book (when I don't have to skip over some horrid parts) "Poisoned Eggs, Poisoned Chickens" and she tells the story of how the chickens stay together and its sooooooo sad. If you want a read on what is REALLY going on in our confinement egg farms and butchering chicken plants, get it on, because it will make you THAT much more determined to get your own flock and as many more as you can.

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