Do Chickens Bark???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by socalchicks, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. socalchicks

    socalchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I was working in my office this afternoon and had the door open to the backyard. My 3 dogs were hanging out in the shade near the coop. I started hearing a really high pitched bark, like from a really small dog. All my dogs are big with deep barks. But, I kept hearing this weird bark and it was getting louder and more frequent. So I go out to see what the deal is and found my EE, Rizzo, staring at the dogs and making this noise! [​IMG]

    She shook her head a little bit with each one, kind of like a sneeze. But I've seen her sneeze before and it was different. She was doing this on purpose!

    Are chickens like parrots? Can they copy noises?? [​IMG]
     
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  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Wow...maybe she is bi-lingual [​IMG] But seriously...some chickens seem to have quite a variety of vocalizations, why should she not be able to make such a sound and why should she not be able to do it on purpose?? They have sounds to alert each other to threats, treats, etc.
     
  3. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have an Araucana roo that I've heard bark. He only does a single bark, not repetitive.
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    if it has a long tail 4 legs a wet nose and fur it barks chickens should not bark lol unless its a silkie cause they have fur and look like little dogs
     
  5. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken that quacks- she sounds just like a duck Lol! [​IMG]
     
  6. socalchicks

    socalchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just thought it was so funny because it isn't a natural chicken noise. She was intentionally copying the dogs!

    Does this mean I'm going to have to start watching my language around the chickens?! [​IMG]
     
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  7. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my chickens bark that I know of, but Steve (my resident Roo) does growl from time to time. And yes it does sound similar to a dog. Probably a Guard Chicken!
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies purr when they go to bed!
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  9. CrazyFish

    CrazyFish Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I have a Black Australorp, Martha and a Silver-laced Wyandotte, Jackie-O. Well, today Martha barked. Two barks, which turned into sort of a sneeze. Anyway, no dogs anywhere, so this was pure her. Puzzling. Never heard it before today, and they are a year old. I learn something new about them every day!
     
  10. chickkrzi

    chickkrzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BR hen that will " barks" once and a while. But she just does it just after eating. I'm thinking she just has to much food in her crop and trying to adjust it? Or gets something caught in her throat.
     

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