Does "trilling" mean (the dreaded)"Roo"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauriruth, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought four day-old sexed pullet chicks from MPC. they are now 6 wks old. since the first week, someone in the brooder was "trilling". couldn't catch them in action, so don't know which chick was doing it. now, in the big Catawba Coop, every night when they march upstairs there is much peeping and one, lone, trill (baby monitor). does this mean i have a roo in the flock? they free-range every evening when i get home from work and i don't hear it then. tell me trilling is a sign of contentment....please....?[​IMG]
     
  2. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    My hens trill...so don't sweat it! [​IMG] What kind of babies did you get??

    Shelly
     
  3. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shelley, i got one BSL (better be a hen!), 1 BO, 1 SLW and 1 RIR. i'm totally in love with all of them![​IMG]
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Nice choices! [​IMG] I bought an adult BSL, and she is so beautiful! I've got a BO, too. My RIR is a hoot! Mrs. Personality! [​IMG] We just picked up a few chicks the other day at the feedstore, and one I got because I think it is a SLW. [​IMG]

    Beautiful birds! Great egg layers, too! [​IMG]

    Mine will trill when I am talking to them, sometimes when they are getting the nest box ready, or when it is bedtime. I love it! To me, it reminds me of a cat purring. Just a calm, contented sound. [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  5. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shelly- thanks. you made me feel better. Did your hens do the chest butts, etc.?
    Lauri
     
  6. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:Mine do! Even to the roosters! LOL! Maybe all mine are just bossy hens? LOL!

    Shelly
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Same here- lots of trilling in the brooder and later, in nest boxes- all hens. [​IMG]
     
  8. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! i can't have Roos in my city and would have a difficult time re-homing one of my babies....my friends/family think i've lost it![​IMG]
    Lauri
     

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