Purring chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmgirl1995, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hanging out with my house chicken Margarita and every once in a while she'd make this deep purring noise. Kinda like she was saying burrrrrrr. Does anyone know what this means?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    One trill sound is a danger warning, and another, similar trill is a happy sound. Without hearing your hen's purr or trill, I couldn't say which she meant. [​IMG]
     
  3. happyhappy

    happyhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was she roosting and makes a little shivering motion when she makes this sound? What time of breed is she? [​IMG] Mine make that type of sound on the roost at night and I can see them shake a little like they are purring with their whole body, It's a very cool sound like they are contendented. My DH has seen this also, and I have heard others on like mention this happening in their coops at night, like the whole flock doing it!
     
  4. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a house chicken too. Wynonna the one legged wonder chicken. Durring the day she stays in a large dog kennel in the window next to a cockatiel(?) and a conyer(?). They mimic her noises and it sounds like she tries to mimic them. What's your chicken's story?
     
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  5. My chickens purr. You know when a chicken is a pet by its purring. [​IMG]
     
  6. Eggclucktic Acres

    Eggclucktic Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our Barnevelder Roosters "RRRRR's" like he is rolling his R's but in a purring way. I don't know why he does it but my two year old can mimic the rooster perfectly.
     
  7. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No she pretty much just walks around and does it. Shes a barred rock. Awhhh:))
     
  8. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea it kinda does sound like she's rolling her r's. How strange. And adorable that your kid can do it:)
     
  9. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not sure what she would be warning me or anything else of in the house. But ya never know
     

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