question about weird honking noise?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ginger c., Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of our EE's, Emma Jean, keeps honking like a goose, is this normal? if so any idea why she's doing this? [​IMG]
     
  2. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Roos sounded like that when they were trying to crow early on. They were in the basement and it sounded almost like a child whining.

    Our alpha Roo, Courageous, has his full cock-a-doodle-doo, but the other two are still going through their 'voice changes' [​IMG]

    Some of the hens made a similar noise until they realized that their purpose was different than the Roos.

    - JC
     
  3. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have a chicken that barks so I can't help ya.
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ginger c. :

    one of our EE's, Emma Jean, keeps honking like a goose, is this normal? if so any idea why she's doing this? [​IMG]

    My Buff Orpington used to do this all the time when she was younger. I haven't heard her do it in a long time. I was sure there was something wrong with her at the time until I was told it's one of those oddities that falls within chicken "normal." [​IMG]
     
  5. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO's do it too and I just call it their big girl voices! [​IMG]
     
  6. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah? How many legs that chicken have? 4? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've heard of a parrot barking, but a chicken is a new one to me!

    - JC
     
  7. abbey808

    abbey808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two five month old girls have been honking for the past month. I've noticed that it's getting more frequent and much louder! They used to only do it once in a while, but now it's their primary method of communication (mostly with each other). At first I thought it was weird that my girls sounded more like geese than chickens, but after reading a few forum posts I guess this is normal? (I hope) [​IMG]


    Leigh
     
  8. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this is normal! That is also a new sound I have begun to notice with my girls too. They are almost 11 weeks old. Friend of the family says they are growing into their big girl voices. I hope so too! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry, I have a couple that let out a honk once in a while. There doesnt seem to be any particular reason why.
     
  10. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have honking noises around our coop,but thats when I wear my floppy shoes and use my clown horn.
     

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