Is it weird to sing to your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Squeaky, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    Hi, I just realized I sing to my chickens. Is this weird or do other people do it too?

    Thanks,

    Squeaky

    3 RIR, 1 EE, 2 cats, 2 tenants, no spouse or kids
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
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    actually i read this article don't remb where. It said hens lay better w/ music. I might tryyy it. Plug a radio up in there. lol
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I whistle to mine.

    They are used to it now.
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    it's no more weird to sing (or talk, hum, or whistle) to your chix than it is to sing, talk, hum, or whistle to yourself or anyone else! Every living sentient being enjoys communication of some kind. As long as you enjoy it and they enjoy it (or at least don't respond negatively to it!) go for it and relax in it!
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Singing to your chickens is perfectly normal for a chickenlover.

    I sing and talk to mine all the time. They talk, or bawk, back to me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    So, for everyone who sings to your chickens...

    What do you sing?



    Cheers,
    Squeaky

    3 RIRs, 1 EE, 2 cats, 2 tenants
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    I like to 'bok' classical music or popular jingles to mine! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    (Sung or bokked to the tune of "Luck, Be A Lady Tonight")

    They call you chickens, true
    But there is room for doubt
    At night you have a very un-chicken-like way
    Of chickening out.

    You're in the coop tonight
    Like every night before
    Although you're over ten weeks old
    You still sleep on the floor!

    You might be simple-minded,
    You might have lost the way,
    And so the best that I can do is... pray.

    Please be a chicken tonight.
    Please be a chicken tonight.
    Sleep on the roost like all the birds that you fit in with
    Please be a chicken tonight.

    Hens, let a bird owner see
    Just how nice of birds you can be
    I know you peck and scratch like other birds you've been with,
    Please be a chicken for me.

    A chicken never sleeps in corners,
    It isn't clean, it isn't nice
    A chicken doesn't sleep around all over the coop
    Attracting the ants and the lice

    Let's keep the henhouse polite.
    Act like a chicken at night.
    Stay on the roost I put you up there to begin with,
    Please be a chicken tonight.
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    TOO funny, Squeaky! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have trained them to come for treats when I sing "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" to them.
     

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