purring noise spunds like a quiet tree frog

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nickie, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering, she doesn't sound upset, but I heard it an acre away coming from the run and was baffled. It's a quiet sound, but carries well, so I went back to see if they found a frog and there was Brakes wiggling in the dust purring. I've never heard anything like it. So chickens purr too?
     
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is actually called 'trilling' and is a sign of contentment. My girls trill when they are dust bathing too...they're happy! I have even had a couple of times when I was holding my girls and they were nuzzling under my chin and hairline and they were making the same sound. Really cute.
     
  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't worried, just surprised. For such a quiet sound it carries very well. I get something new out of them every day.
     

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