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I think my Cochin hissed at me....Do chickens hiss?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    Went down to tuck them in it was dark. My Cochin Rosie hissed and pecked at me....she's never done that before. What's up with that??? [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    OOOOOh. When mine do that I shine my flashlight in their face and holler NO!!!!! So far it's worked. The only hens that peck at me are the ones sitting in a nest when I reach under them.
  3. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Hens can hiss? Well, I learn somethin new everytime I log onto this wild site! I've had the livin heck pecked outta me before, but I aint never been hissed at LOL!
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I've heard my hiss, mainly when they see the dog in their general area. They've also pecked and hissed at hubby, freaked him out... they just wanted mama to pick them up.

    On the flip side, I swear my silkies purr when I pet them.

    Chickens have tempers! [​IMG]
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've never heard one hiss, but my broodies always growl at me [​IMG]
  6. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Planet Earth
    I've heard both of mine hiss while on the nest.
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I just got my buffs and when I reached in to pick up one she hissed . Just a few days old. That one has moxey. I will be socializing them well though. It was hilarious. Jean
  8. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    I thought it was my imagination, then I thought oh no what's this new illness, then I thought well maybe its her wing brushing against the roost. So I turned on my flashlight and she was pecking at me and hissing. I don't think she liked me rubbing her chest feathers in the pitch black of darkness. I love my chickens they are so cool.
  9. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    My Cochin roo grawls at people. It's really funny

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