Roo who purrs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blessedchickenmama7, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I go to feed I always scatter some pellets on the ground before I fill the feeder and the waterer. That way they don't have to wait on me. Lately I've notice my little bantam cochin roo making this noise. I call it the chicken purr, but it's not a purr like a cat. It's more like a low, constant repeating of a soft "bock" if that makes sense. It's a contented little sound and he does it for a few minutes when he first begins eating off the ground. He does this even if he's just eaten an hour before and you bring something else.

    Anybody else ever had a chicken "purr"? He's the only one of mine who do this. After he's eaten his fill though, he goes into the crowing fits. That's another story altogether... But it's cute.
     
  2. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine make a trilling noise that I think of as contented excitement. Kind of like a purr. They do it when they see me, because I often have something for them to eat.
     
  3. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine does it, but it is to let the hens know that he has found a good treat for them. he makes the sound and then all the hens come to see what he has for them, he backs up and lets them have the rest.
     
  4. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
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    I have a NHR girl that purrs at me every night when I check them after dark. She really does sound like one of my cats.
     

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