Just Curious to Know

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scott Abrahamson, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Scott Abrahamson

    Scott Abrahamson Just Hatched

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    Hi all, I'm a new chicken owner and my two girls seem to make funny little noises when I come out to check on them during the night.
    To me it feels like they're saying hello or hey what's up. Am I just reading into this or do chooks actually develop a bond with their owners? I've only had them for over a week and it didn't take long for them to settle in and make the yard their home. Either way, they make me smile so I'm glad to have them as part of the family
     
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  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably a combination of saying- What's happening? It's bedtime! and Who's there?

    I don't know if they develop an 'I love you' bond like humans and dogs do, but my small flock does recognize when I come outside- they all make loud 'feed me!' noises :) When I go into the run, they will follow me around and hop up onto my lap and shoulders. If they are expecting treats or if they genuinely like spending time with me I may not know, but they do recognize me. So I think some kind of 'bond' is formed, but it may not necessarily be the kind of bond that humans form.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Chickens do not have human emotions.....They are voicing your intrusion into the coop when they are going to bed...Chickens are master manipulators, always looking for hand outs.....I hardly ever give my Birds treats....They still all come running to me just incase I might have something for them....Silly Birds...
     
  4. CrowHollowFarm

    CrowHollowFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well said chicken really. I think if we keep this in mind with all animals we can understand their needs and help them more.
     
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