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High pitched scream

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkiechick05, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

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    Hello,

    Sometimes my bantam BR just does a high pitched whiny scream for no reason. Her beak stays closed and her face turns beet red. She is never in any danger when she does it. Just wondering what it could be...
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    My girls sometimes do that too. But I can relate it to nothing so I guess it's just one of those mysterious chicken-things they do.
     
  3. NateinFL

    NateinFL Songster

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    Mine do it when a hawk or large bird flies over.
     
  4. It's the infamous "I hear/see something that bothers me!" noise. Most of the time, people are too oblivious to really latch onto the 'threat' that their bird is drawn to. It's how chickens warn each other. Sometimes, when ones does it, the others will chorus in and join along. It kinda reminds me of a few aliens soundings together.
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster 10 Years

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    I think mine did if they thought I was overstepping the bounds of what they considered tolerable chicken-feeder behavior in their coop (Moved big feed bags around, etc.).
     
  6. Mandalina

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    LOL, my banty cochin roo does that all the time, he looks like he is constipated.
     
  7. silkiechick05

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    Well, she was sitting on my banister... and the cats were sniffin...
    LOL
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    A lot of mine do that when the guineas/pigeons/sparrows are flying around, it's just a 'whatttheheckwasthat?' cry. [​IMG]
     

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