1. hennypennyinmissouri

    hennypennyinmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    ok this is a dumb question...but I have to ask...I live in town and am keeping laying hens, (NO ROoster) not suppose to have but......my birds are louder than my hens. Anyway I have 1 leghorn that is about 12 weeks old that i recently got. It is making these noises through out the day like a crowing. Kinda like aaawww.aaaaa.awwww.aaaaa. Could this be a rooster and I didn't know it?Or is this normal?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She is just singing. Hens and pullets usually do this before they lay in the morning. Pullets start doing just for practice I think....
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I agree with pips&peeps.

    We have a pullet who is getting close to laying age and she's just started making this crazy honking noise...makes her sound more like a goose than a chicken and has freaked me out on numerous occassions as we don't have geese (yet!). [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    HI HennyPenny! Welcome to BYC! That noise you describe is chickensong, a lovely calming sound that says that in this moment in time, (from a chicken's perspective) all is right with the world. Of course, the "lovely, calming" part might also vary from hen to hen!! [​IMG] [​IMG] My mother absolutely loves to hear the chickens sing, although she has none at this time. It's like when people will go through the day whistling or humming, or expectant mothers will hum or sing to their little ones, or some just sing or hum for the sheer pleasure of it. Enjoy your chicken music, and once again, welcome to BYC!
     
  5. hennypennyinmissouri

    hennypennyinmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all, I just love this board and have learned so much already, thank you for all your responses. I feel like I just found a new family!
     

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