My son's "fowl language" science project

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  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    My 5th grader is working on a science project that involves chicken language - the sounds they make to communicate. Does anyone have any short video clips of chickens making noise that they could email to me? We don't have a rooster right now. I have hens, so I have a vid of them singing and I have some of baby chicks, too. I just need some of their less frequent sounds.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried looking on YouTube? I know you can't download from there, but you may be able to e-mail the owners of the video to see if you could get a copy.

    Here are some of my favorites:

    (rooster crowing)

    (lots of different chicken noises)

    (lots and lots of crowing)

    (little bantam roo with a squeaky crow)
     
  3. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a magazine called Backyard Poultry, which in its feb/march issue for 09 has a article about the 30 some noises chickens make. Tractor Supply Company carries the magazine and would probably be a great source for a project about chicken's noises if you're needing info about them.

    Unfortunately I don't have any videos of chickens with sound, but I wish you luck.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's one with the "alarm" noise:
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks for the replies. I do have the Backyard Poultry mag with the article in it. That's partly where the idea came from. He had asked me once or twice if chickens have a language, then we saw that article and thought that might be a good project.
     
  6. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to also check on long-crowing chickens. These are the Oriental fowl, including those with long tails. Check here:

    www.longtail-fowl.com

    It has recordings of some very amazing birds that were selected for their amazing vocalizations. Some even sound like revving car engines!
     
  7. ivan3

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