Do your hens purr?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Atl_Mom, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Atl_Mom

    Atl_Mom New Egg

    Aug 7, 2008
    My Rhode Island Red and Ameraucana purr like a cat. They seem to be at peace when they do this, so it must mean they're happy.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickie, my 4 month old hen, has always purred if I talk to her and tell her how pretty she is and how much I love her. I do think it means she feels safe, peaceful and content.
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    yep, and I love it!!
  4. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I have a routine with one hen where I hold her and tuck her under my chin. She will usually stretch her neck and lay her head against the hollow of my collarbone (warm rubbery comb and all). That's when I scratch her neck under her earlobe and she closes her eyes and purrrrrrrrrs. She knows where her bread is buttered! [​IMG]
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    My Barred Rock Roo purs, He is to funny, he sounds like a cat acts like a dog, [​IMG]

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