chicken talk !!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Elly, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Elly

    Elly In the Brooder

    Aug 18, 2008
    I never knew how vocal they can be as they are getting ready to this a friendly conversation they are having amongst themselves or are they complaining...?[​IMG]
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    In my experience, my chickens did both.

    They would cluck and cackle at each other when shifting around on the roost (sometimes, a bossier hen wouldn't like where she had ended up and would proceed to climb OVER the others and shove them around to get a better spot). The "Ba-GAWK-buck-buck-buck..." and growling noises seemed to be more complaining.

    When they were all settled, they would make a sweet sound a lot of chicken owners describe as singing. This is supposedly a sound of happiness and contentment. Sometimes the rooster would cluck quietly to the hens, and they would answer him. I sort of imagined they were like a loving husband and wife (er, wives) having a conversation about their day... [​IMG]

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