Honking chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickies, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Chickies

    Chickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a brown leghorn pullet who honks. I have 7 chickens about 3 months old, and all of them make clucking and peeping sounds, but my one honks--she sounds like a little goose! I'm assuming this is normal, anyone else have honking chickens?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You're probably hearing a voice change.
     
  3. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three BO chicks last year honked [​IMG]
     
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I have a frizzle hen that honks [​IMG]
     
  5. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine honks when she is anxious about eating (maybe choking!?) but she sure does it loud!
     
  6. annabelle

    annabelle Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff brahma honks so loudly I thought she was choking the first time she did it. Now I am used to it, some of them have very unique voices and use certain sounds the others don't. We have one partridge cochin that my husband calls Barbra Steisand because she is so dramatic and loud.[​IMG]
     
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually we've started referring to our pullets (also around 3 months old) as "the geese" since they honk too. We've also speculated that they might have swallowed bicycle horns!
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    My big goofy BO roo honks sometimes, it sounds so funny coming from a chicken! [​IMG]
     
  10. Reece Farms

    Reece Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got a whole mess of rir's that run around honking. Especially a couple. They are young yet-11weeks or so. Even call them "honker"
     

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