Do chickens snore?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GrannyWendy, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. GrannyWendy

    GrannyWendy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2013
    I got my first 3 chickens about 3 weeks ago. They are 6 months old and about to start laying soon. did a lot of research, having raised many other animals over my life. This included reading many of the post in BYC! My husband is my local techno-geek, and has installed remote cameras in both the chicken yard and the hen house itself. Now the question: do chickens snore? This morning we checked them out before the sun was up and they were all still sleeping. But we would SWEAR one of them was snoring!! It sounded like a human snore; not at all like a cold, cough or anything like that. I know the other animals snore, but the ones I am aware of are mammals. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    yes, yes they do :D quiet comical actually.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!! Really?!

    My mind is blown! I was expecting to read advice about some sort of respiratory illness or some other reason and I had never heard of that before.

    Now I have an urge to sneak up on our coop and night.

    Thanks, you learn something everyday and I learnt my first thing just after breakfast today!
  5. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    We have a couple of hens that snore ourselves, rather entertaining with late night feedings.

    oh, BTW.... WELCOME! :welcome
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] great to have you with us [​IMG]

    To answer your question yes I have heard from some Roosters [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
  8. Chic CAN

    Chic CAN The Wisdom Chaser Premium Member


    I have an orchestra in my coup. I get a mix of snoring and a soft singing as my babies sleep. Try 46 all at once. The first time I heard it going out at 2 am I started wide eyes thinking my chickens were growling and shrilling at me but they didn't stop. [​IMG]I calmed down as it happened every other late night visit I made.
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    While it could still be some respiratory ailment, chickens do snore. I have heard them do this even during the day. As long as they are not showing any signs of respiratory issues and continue to seem healthy, then you can assume they do snore! LOL

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!

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