Go on, admit it... Do you talk to your chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sumi, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    I chatter away to mine all the time, when I'm pretty sure no-one but my family who's used to my craziness, is around. My habit did land me in some awkward spots over time though, like the other day when I walked round the garden to collect eggs from my very free range hens' not-so-secret-anymore nest. On the way I walked past my cockerel and told him in my best sing-song, baby-talk voice "Hell-o BIG BOY!" and walked slap into one of my MIL's guests who's staying long term in her B&B at the moment [​IMG] It was a watershed moment...
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
  2. tantricdragon13

    tantricdragon13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2014
    Oh yeah, I talk to the biddies all the time! I think they like the interaction, and since I work from home, I know I enjoy the company. [​IMG] My flock really responds to my voice too. I can be sitting out on the back porch quietly reading and watching them forage (love chicken TV!), and they will be out in the yard minding their business. But if the phone rings and I start talking, they all come running! They've done this since they were chicks.
  3. Well, of course I talk to my chickens. Anyone who says they don't is fibbing.[​IMG] We talk all day long. [​IMG]
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    All the time - they are some of the best conversation I get all day (which is saying something since at least 75% of my work day is spent talking to people) [​IMG]
  5. ooooh my. That is saying sumpthin. [​IMG]
  6. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2014
    Spring Creek, Nevada
    I talk to my beauties all the time. They respond with a low cluck if I call them to me, and they follow me when I say the word 'scratch'. Such smart gals they are! Much better than the people I speak with on a daily basis.
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Oh, I am always talking to my birds! I think I talk to them more than any human around here. Ha! And my birds listen too! Some of them have learned their names because I am always talking to them. I will just chatter away and I think they enjoy hearing me talk too. Something reassuring to them when I am talking.

    And the fun thing about this is they talk back!! I have a couple that will answer me when I get down in their faces and ask them how they are today....I will get a couple of clucks and grunts back at me. Hopefully they are not saying, "Would you please get out of my face"! [​IMG]

    They have even learned a few words related to the treats I might be packing too. They know the word "buggies" (meal worms) and "I got goods" (sunflower seed and raisins..yes I know...poor language here. Ha!). Very smart birds!

    Love my babies! [​IMG]
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    I talk, sing and chat with my birds all the time. I don't go out there without saying anything. They always look at me and cluck back. You'll never find me not talking to my girls!:)
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 24, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Of course I do! [​IMG] Who doesn't? [​IMG]
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  10. Aunt ruth

    Aunt ruth TheSpeckledBlonde

    Sep 25, 2013
    The South
    Duh. And they talk to me. :p
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