Singing Amerucana

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funniest thing tonight was putting the chickens to bed and listening to a singing hen. She was roosted up, looked very calm, but was singing. A little HoooHummmm ditty.

    I thought it was the sweetest thing until I realized there is also a little chest rattle. Could the singing be a sign of something not so sweet?
     
  2. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas?
     
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I would think that only the rattle is something to watch, not the singing. What is your weather like? Age of birds? Any new birds brought in lately? Any nasal discharge or facial swelling? Are they eating OK?
     
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  4. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 3/4 old bird, no new birds in past six weeks, seems to be eating fine, no facial swelling nor discharge. Didn't hear rattle tonight, nor the singing. It's been hovering around 20- 50 for the past week or so, but tonight drops into single digits.

    Maybe she was just happy and wanted to sing? Cute little ditty too and rather catchy. Woooo HOOOO
     
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Uh-oh . . . could she be having thoughts of knitting tiny chicken booties? Maybe she's getting brooooooody . . . .



    BTW, very, very cute!
     
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