Interesting Noises

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NCnarrator, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. NCnarrator

    NCnarrator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We picked up our first chickens on Saturday - 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks, and 2 EE (billed as Ameraucana...but I can't tell the difference LOL). The EE's were hatched mid-January and the rocks were hatched at the end of January.

    Hubby and I noticed last night that they went from being basically quiet to a lot of little peepy noises as the sun went down and they started getting sleepy. We've also noticed that our little cross-beaked girl purrs when she's pleased with something, which is not a noise I expected to hear from chickens.

    So when do they usually start making the clucks?
     
  2. keith brickhouse

    keith brickhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    round laying age
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    You will be able to tell when their voices start breaking, it's both very cute and quite amusing. It starts to happen when they're around a month old, and they're fully clucking by two months.

    Purring from the chickens sticks though, I often hear them do it when they're on the nest, laying an egg. :p
     

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