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My 8 week old RIR sounds like a duck. Might it be a roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ima57boomer, May 19, 2011.

  1. ima57boomer

    ima57boomer In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    This is my first year for chickens and I have ten 8 weeks old birds. They all sound like what I would guess hens to sound like, gentle sounds and the occasional louder cluck or squawk, but one of my Rhode Island Reds sounds like a duck. Might this mean she isn't really Lucy, but perhaps Lester? There is no noticeable difference in the development of the comb, etc

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You should post a picture of her in the Gender/Breed section and let the folks take a look. They are really good at this sort of thing. [​IMG]
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    I have a female silkie that when alarmed quacks like a duck. First time I heard it about fell over laughing. She still quacks out her alarms.

    One male cockeral that is a Dominique x Australope cross that sounds like a goose. What is really funny is his first crow sounded like a goose trying to crow.

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