I must have the worlds quietest hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thndrdancr, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After listening to chickachickaboombooms two hens, is that NORMAL? Mine dont cluck, begawk, they just do this rather quiet plaintive singsong thing...now and again

    Well I mean Fussy DID crow Friday mornin, but I havent heard it since. They do this quiet bok, kinda noise, but you can barely hear it in our window 15 feet away.

    I am thinkin chickens raised in a barnyard are probably noisier? Mine maybe never realized they are supposed to be noisy? I LOVE hearing them talk, but they just talk to themselves very quietly and even when I go out and they get excited, its real low key, they LOOK more than make racket. Is this normal? I am happy, just got lucky I guess.

    I love my birds! [​IMG]:cd
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just you wait![​IMG]

    I guess it might be the kind you have. Mine talk away telling me all about everything. It is a very noisy hen house.
     
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    My silkies are quiet girls, even when they lay eggs, no squawking or fanfair over it. The black rosecomb, d'uccle, d'anvers are another story. The whole world knows when one of them lays an egg! And the d'uccle.... she lets you know the minute you walk out the door if something is wrong or has bothered her little world. When she hears the door close, here she comes yelling and telling you all about it. She will go on and on and on in this whinney buaaaaaack buaaaaaak, buaaaaaack expressing her displeasure. She really gets mad when I dust the coop in DE or do any moving around of things in her coop. Sometimes she will not go in and just carries on and on till I pick her up and put her in there. She has a strong personality and is vocal about it.

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    This is Millie, my Mille Fleur Belgian d'Uccle hen.
     
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  4. mike kirby

    mike kirby Out Of The Brooder

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    or perhaps they are plotting a big plan to surprise u!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
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    My girls will all start going off for strange reasons. Like me cleaning out their coop or if something new is in their area or even in the backyard. Like when we were setting up my DD's swing set the whole time they were BAAAAAAAK! BAAAAAAAK BAAAAK!!! And for another half hour after it was done!
    They have contests with the neighbors girls some days. And for some reason when my old Japanese Bantam legs an egg she has to announce it and that gets everyone going as well. [​IMG] My boys are mild compared to the girls some days. [​IMG]
    I guess I just have a noisy bunch of broads!
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine too! She drives me crazy with her sqwacking sometimes!
     
  7. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Well, glad to know that the "whinney hiney squawking" must be in the d'uccle genes. She is the cutest little thing, it is absolutely hilarious when she is at the other end of the yard and the grass is just a little high, and you give the "chick chick chick" call and they all come running! You see this little spotted thing with her head bent low and running as fast as she can to keep up with the taller girls, and she has to hop half of the time over the grass with those big feathers on her feet. What a funny sight, I wish I had a video camera.
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  8. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all your stories! [​IMG] I think since I raised mine up from chicks, they dont KNOW They are supposed to cluck an bok. lol

    My red sex link tries to "talk", but its not in anything I have ever heard a chicken sound like before. [​IMG] And Fussy sounds a bit like a goose honkin albeit a very quiet honk, if she is upset or talkin. Its a short sharp sound, but not loud at all.

    I think that is why the crowing had me runnin the other day. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Your right, they are building up to "surprise" me. [​IMG]
    Jill
     
  9. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    my girls are pretty quiet, they do respond to different things but its pretty quiet.
    Anything out of the ordinary, and that all did a bit of clucking at their night lite the other night.
    But thats a story for another thread.
    I think I read in another post that they get louder as they get older. Not sure if thats true.
     
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  10. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, I was just wondering how noisy my girls would be when they're all grown up. There are five of them and they are only five weeks old, but my goodness, they are constantly "talking" unless they're asleep.

    We're in town on a fairly small lot, neighbors all around, but I'd figured a few hens wouldn't make too much noise based on all I'd read. Now I'm really beginning to wonder! Granted, I don't have the noisy breed you've mentioned. But is their chattiness now an indication of the noise yet to come?

    Don't know if it's of any help in determining future noise-making ability, but there are 2 BR, 1 BO, and 2 Ameraucanas.
     

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