chicken talk !!!

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

  1. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

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

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    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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