Strange baby flock behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DuckieG, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. DuckieG

    DuckieG In the Brooder

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    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?
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Hi DuckyG - [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

    Penny
     
  3. Buzzy

    Buzzy In the Brooder

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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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