My chicken honks like a duck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    No kidding... she squeals and sort of clucks, then,,,,, HONK.

    Do any of yours do that?

  2. theMickster

    theMickster In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2007
    N.W. Ohio
    Yeah, I've got a Marans hen that I call Duckie from the duck-like sounds she made as a youngster.

  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My JGiant sound like a goose.
  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i love it. does she hang out with ducks, like imitating, or just came up with it by herself.
  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    I've always thought my Australorp sounds like a duck. I love her sultry voice [​IMG]
  6. Lilychick

    Lilychick In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2007
    My RIR sounds just like duck.
  7. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    Yep. One of my girls honks LOUD whenever she needs to lay and someone else is using the box. This was really funny the first time I finally figured out why she was honking. It was NOT so funny at 6am this morning. I'm sure my neighbors hate me. I really need to push my carpenter to finish the new will have three next boxes instead of the one they all have to share right now!
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Yup, got one that honks. She'll do regular chicken noises, than out comes a honk! There have been alot of geese flying overhead lately, I thought she picked up that little habit from them, but I guess that little honk is part of the chicken package.
  9. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Glad to hear that others do too. I thought it odd, only the barred rocks.. I think both of them do, but they look exactly alike... gave them the same name.

    Pickles, there are no ducks around. It is the darndest thing. It usually happens when I don't shell out the treats fast enough for her. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  10. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I thought it was strange that the littlest orp hen I have honks like a goose...I'm glad there are others that do that too.

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