Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtnhomechick, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Well, as some of you know I am chicken sitting these days for a two month old injured pullet "Scarlet".

    I am here alone with her ( missing the party .....dh ( smarter than me ) is AT party ) and it is quiet. Now, I have had Scarlet in a sling in a location where she can see our deck which is always full of birds.

    She is in her sling just a chirping away.

    Is she mimmicking the birds or do chickens sometimes chirp? I personally have never heard a chicken chirp!

    I don't know if it's normal but it sounds real pretty [​IMG]
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My girls have a whole repertoire of sounds, from trilling to pseudo-clucking (they're just 7 weeks old). We can tell what their mood is based on the sounds they make.

    Bet your girl is just making a new kind of noise. Your girls ounds like she's content.
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Either content or bored I suppose.
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Chickens make all kinds of sounds. Scientists say they have upwards of 35 distinct vocalizations, more than cats and dogs combined.
    I probably don't ant to know who paid for that research.

    So it could anything from pain to wishng SHE was at the party you should have gone to.

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