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purring chickens.

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

  1. bbgirl92

    bbgirl92 New Egg

    Jul 14, 2011
    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

    Mar 9, 2010
    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

    Jul 10, 2009
    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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