They're purrrring....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChixDigMe, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. ChixDigMe

    ChixDigMe Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2007
    Snow Country - NY
    I've got 15 RIR's, all girls (nobody's crowed yet at 15 weeks). Just stepped outside for a quick check, and when I got to the coop, a couple of them were "purring"....almost singing.

    I play classical radio for them 24/7 and turn the light off at 10PM (til 7AM and then off at 9AM and back on at 8PM). Could they be trying to mimic the music?

    They go to layer feed tomorrow.
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    One of my silkies purrrs! It's really cute. I also have a BLRW that will purr when she's content.
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2007
    Mine purr when they dust bathe. Chicken Matthews used to purr when she sat on my desk.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, it's all normal. They make that sound when they are calming down and when they are relaxed.
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Mine do it all the time. In fact during thunderstorms I will "purr" to them to calm them during the worst part. It seems to work every time. Take the purring as a compliment.
  6. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    South Carolina
    It's so cool when they do that "purring thing", it's like a thrumming in their chests. Mine do that when they are sitting in my lap.
    Anyway, welcome! I really like your screen name.
  7. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Purring ... I like that description of it.

    Some of mine purr when I hold them too. I could tell it was a happy sound, but I didn't have a word for it.

    Glad yours are content in the coop. Mine make a terrible racket when going to roost. I'm waiting for them to settle in!

  8. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    I've never heard of tha...
    OH YEAH!
    I have heard of that.
    Mine don't do it anymore. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    They'd only did when they were chicks.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007

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