My 10 week Orphington's voice is deeper

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluemountainmom, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. bluemountainmom

    bluemountainmom New Egg

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    Hi, i'm a new chicken mom. I have 4 buff orphington pullets and 4 barred rock pullets. One of my orphington's voice is changing. It's deeper and sounds like she is honking. Is that normal? Thanks!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, I had a Buff Orp that would honk like a goose when it was hot out. Totally normal.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At around 11-12 weeks, I always notice the pullets' voices becoming nasal. Also, the heat will do that. My own Orpington pullets are about 15 weeks and they honk constantly when they pant, poor hot things. The Orps are the worst for that, seems to me; even my 3 yr old Buff Orpington hen does it when she is panting heavily.
     
  4. bluemountainmom

    bluemountainmom New Egg

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    Thank you both! I feel better knowing that!
     

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