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purring chickens.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bbgirl92, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. bbgirl92

    bbgirl92 New Egg

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    i have a 5-6 month old bb red hen and she sometimes makes a noise that sounds like purring. i was wondering if anybody else's chickens might do that.
     
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    I have one that growls which I guess could sound like a purr. She does this when she is laying and doesn't want anyone else to come into her nest box.
     
  3. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I sometimes hear what we call Trilling from our house chick.

    It sounds beautiful and normally happens when she is super happy - like when we refill her food dish!

    Is that sort-of what your experiencing?
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I call that purring sound a "trill." It's their happy sound. I love to hear it. My heart melts when a chicken is tucked into the corner of my arm, or on my lap, and she trills as she falls asleep.
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine do it when they are settling down at night. I love hearing it!
     
  6. sonally

    sonally Out Of The Brooder

    My Dominiques purr. Ok, trill is a good word for it as well. It warms the heart!
     

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