Strange baby flock behavior

DuckieG

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
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Traphill, NC
I have 14 BR babies that are 4 weeks and 7 weeks old, all together (I know it normally isn't a good idea to do that but they came from the same place and they like each other) They are super friendly every time I go in their pen but they have a strange evening ritual. I always sit on a bale of hay in the pen but at night instead of 2 or 3 at a time coming to visit, they ALL come and sit on me, cuddle and rub against me and they SING. It is not a noise I have heard come from a chicken--kinda like the warning trill but it is soft and happy sounding. Closer to the sound a dove makes. Anyone else have serenading chickens?
 

basicliving

Keepin' the sunny side up
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
Hi DuckyG -
It sounds like you have happy chicks that love you very much! Enjoy those babies! And let's see some pictures of the serenading happy peeps


Penny
 

Buzzy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
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you are so lucky! I've got baby chicks with their mom - they run from me, but in the evening they all cuddle around her and she sings to them. They're still pretty young, just a week old, maybe they'll start singing too. It's a soft quiet sort of cooing. If chickens could purr that's what it would sound like.

You lucky mama, having them cuddle up.
 

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