Do your chickens whine?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Every morning when I go tend to the girls (my 8 tsc pullets) they whine incessantly. I fill up their feeder, they whine. I fill up their waterer, they whine. I collect eggs, they whine. The only time they stop is if I pet them although they aren't in the rooster loving mood in the early morning.

    The afternoons are even worse. They whine and whine and whine. If I even reach toward them they squat and stomp waiting for their rooster rubdown which is a pat on the back ruffle of the neck feathers and a little tug of their back feathers. They fluff up and trot off all satisfied and quiet.

    But egads is it a racket in the morning. It's like they're starved for my attention. I kind of like being doted upon by my flock but the racket is amazing.

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I have one that hums all the time. It never stops. She sounds like a grumbling old lady. The only time she stops is if something catches her attention. It takes a couple seconds for her little pea brain to register what the disturbance was, and then she starts humming again. It's actually kind of annoying. She's still my favorite, though.
  3. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    Get them a roo, he will give them all the attention they want and more. I bet they will stop making noise then. [​IMG]
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  5. heather112588

    heather112588 Songster

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    those are some horny girls you got there...sounds like the roo isnt giving them enough "attention"

  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have one of thoses. She does sound like a worrisome old lady! Sometimes, when she isn't whining, I double-check to make sure it's really her. [​IMG]

    She's my friendliest pullet, too. Follows me everywhere. If I ask her, "Molly, what's up?" she stops whining and looks at me, then starts up again.
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  7. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Songster

    Jul 12, 2010
    Mediterranean Sea
    One of my 4 hens is like that too. She makes that horrible noise UURGGGG UUUUURG (all day), and believe me her voice is the worst i ever heard. My sister which doesnt really love chickens was checking them out and she was like "eww what is wrong with her, what a cute voice" (ironic).

    She is my favorite hen tho. Those chickens just seem to have more personality, imo. I dont think something is wrong with your rooster, because my rooster loves that whining hen and always makes out with her first, she follows him around everywhere.

    Just social hens
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  8. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Songster

    Nov 22, 2010
    Idaho Falls
    My kids are always whining... [​IMG]
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    My youngest grandson always whines. So you think that if I got a rooster to kick his butt it would help?[​IMG]

  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    One of my Barred Rock hens is a whiner. I always ask her if she'd like some cheese with that 'whine' lol. I'd rather listen to her whine than listen to my Buff Orpington scream. Yeah, she's a screamer....but that's a different story.

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