Purring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kburen, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those who don't know, I have 5 EE babies, 1 confirmed roo who are about 6.5 weeks old now. They seem to "purr" a lot. What does it mean?
     
  2. Kat'sChicks

    Kat'sChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It means they're happy and content....I have one silkie pullet that's quiet until she comes to stand on my feet then she starts to purr like mad. If I pick her up it gets louder!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It's like a trill - I call it their Happy Sound.
     
  4. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] They only do it when we're not looking LOL If we go over to their box and look in they stop and give us the "who me??" look [​IMG] Good to know it's a GOOD thing!
     
  5. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo when he was little use to purr. It sounded like an old rotory phone. Now he crows!
     
  6. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    There's nothing sweeter than a bunch of "purring" chickens! My younger ones will do that after they get a treat - then they flop down in a sunny spot and just start trilling. It is such a happy sound you can't help but smile.
     
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    My polish purr when They lay in my lap or on my shoulder.
     

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