Hen making a cooing, singing noise?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlackDogPack, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. BlackDogPack

    BlackDogPack Out Of The Brooder

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    My girl that is in quarantine for an eye injury has been singing. Very soft, cooing noises. I have never had a hen make this noise (that I am aware of). Almost like she's humming a lullaby or something, it is a very soft, gentle noise. A mix between a pigeon's coo and a song.

    She is not in any distress, she seems to direct most of it at the rooster beside her. Sometimes she 'sings' to the other chickens outside.

    Anyone else had a singing hen? It is quite pretty! I haven't had her long enough to name, so her name is Melody. [​IMG]
     
  2. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I had a pullet fracture her leg back in October and we kept her in a large dog kennel in the house for about 4 weeks while she recovered. I discovered the range of sounds they make with her in the house. She made the most beautiful, soothing noises.
     
  3. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hen that's currently sitting does this when I lift her up to check on the eggs. Sounds exactly like a pigeon to me.

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  4. BlackDogPack

    BlackDogPack Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Most of my broody's tear me up. Rofl. Even my girls that are so nice and friendly turn into monsters. But I wont complain, I saw one of my turken's tear a hawk to pieces.

    Does sound something like I've heard a mom make to her little ones.
     
  5. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. My last broody would take a chunk out of my hand if I wasn't quick enough to secure her head when I reached in. This one just coos at me.

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  6. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most of my broody's tear me up. Rofl. Even my girls that are so nice and friendly turn into monsters. But I wont complain, I saw one of my turken's tear a hawk to pieces.

    Does sound something like I've heard a mom make to her little ones.

    Is there something we should know about Turkens? are they good guards or something?
     
  7. BlackDogPack

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    Quote:Most of my broody's tear me up. Rofl. Even my girls that are so nice and friendly turn into monsters. But I wont complain, I saw one of my turken's tear a hawk to pieces.

    Does sound something like I've heard a mom make to her little ones.

    Is there something we should know about Turkens? are they good guards or something?

    I love my turkens, DH thinks they are the ugliest things in the world but my girls have always been amazing mom's and very broody. My girls also lay very well. DH and I were standing at the horse pasture when we heard a ruckus, thought that another chicken was bothering my turken and her little ones but we saw it was a hawk. She was tearing it to pieces. He was trying to get into the air but she was pulling feathers and legs and he couldn't get away. One tough momma. [​IMG]
     
  8. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a six-week old EE and she was hurt by the flock so we separated her until she is healed. I have been applying ointment to her wound and she snuggles up on my lap and coos, almost a purr. I think it's the bird version of the cat purr. She likes to bury herself under my hands and I can see her eyelids shut as she starts to nod off. I think it's a sound of contentment.
     

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