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purring chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenma, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

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    My oldest daughter was petting our two araucanas yesterday, and she claims that whenever she stroked it, it 'purred'. Is this regular for a chicken?[​IMG] somebody help me figure this out![​IMG]
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

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    Only the special ones, and only the specialest chicken-petters. But yup.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Yes, they purr and coo and growl and make lots of different noises to signify their moods and to communicate.

    You should see my big roosters when they are cooing to baby chicks or 'talking' to their girls and showing them where and what to eat.

    Chicken noises are comforting and soothing to me - even the crowing.
     
  4. chickenma

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    thanks![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. holliewould

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    Mine hissed yesterday. Seriously hissed. All mad about her nest box.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My BO purrs at me when I pet her. And the roo gets so mad!!! He cracks me up.
     
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets 9 Years

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    My silkies always purr when I stroke them- I LOVE silkies!
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    Purring = Happy.
     

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