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My hen is making donkey sounds......

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Caitlin02, Aug 22, 2014.

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  1. Caitlin02

    Caitlin02 Hatching

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    I know this is going to sound strange, but it's true! It sounds like craaaaaw craaaaaaw HEEEEEAAA-haaaaaaaaaaw craaaaaaaaw but the HEEEEEAAAA is more... I dunno. donkeyish. like she has a REAAALLY sore throat. (the constant quiet craaaaw-ing is because we just put a pinless peeper on her. The donkey sounds started before we put it on.) Did anyone else here get sold a donkey when they thought they where getting a hen? I mean, whats up with her!?!?!?!?!?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    A honking donkey like sound is quite common. I have one BO, Fat Amy, who puts the neighbor's donkey to shame. How old is she and did she recently reach the point of lay? I notice the honking that sets in tends to do so as my girls reach that age - kind of a voice change similar to that of a boy reaching puberty, lol.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like she is just talking about her day. I have a hen that hee haws like a donkey too. She will carry on all day long about all kinds of things.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask plenty of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You have a happy hen!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC - a braying hen?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. I've never had a hen quite like that- but some of them can be very noisy!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    I've never heard of a donkey hen either. But, my friend has a mixed silkie rooster that laughs - he goes HAHAHAHAHA when she tickles him. So maybe it is a laugh.
     

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