Our three-year-old Red Star, Evelyn, has been in the chickie hospital for almost two weeks now. She had an impacted/sour crop and with lots of vinegar water (2 tbsp/gal) and lots of TLC, she's starting to feel better. We started her on antibiotics two days ago because she was still had a fever. I think the worst of it is over. It's her vocalizations that prompted me to post. Whenever either of us, my husband or me, leave the room, she purrs at us. We've heard her hawk growl, and this noise is softer. We turn to her and quietly say, "I'll be back, don't worry." And she'll purr at us again. As long as we respond to her, she'll keep talking to us. I had read that the purring in a flock sometimes is used to keep the flock together. This is a common behavior in wild turkey. Has anyone else experienced this type of vocalization? She's been so sick, I'm hoping it's not a distress call, like, "Don't leave me, I don't feel very well at all!"