VERY Vocal Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mboreham1, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have become very vocal recently, i do not have a rooster just 3 RIR's and 1 Mille Fleur bantam. It seems like they make a crazy amount of noise when they want to come out of the coop. Like yesterday, it was raining crazy so i put them in their coop just really because i didnt want them tearing up the yard more than they normally do. they just stood at the door skwaking like i had murdered someone!

    Do they skwawk when they want something? are they just beligerant? I have heard people on here claiming that their chickens "talk" i am wondering if others have stupigly loud chickens with no apparent reason? Can i stop them being noisy? Are they like dogs inasmuch that if you give them what they want when they are misbehaving it reinforces the "bad" behaviour?

    Help, i dont want to annoy the neighbours!
     
  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever hear that expression - "nagging old hen"? That's what you have [​IMG] They want what they want and their little chicken brains won't take no for an answer!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Are they laying yet?

    If it's a sound like cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck BAGGAAAWWWWWWKKKK then that is the egg song.
     
  4. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are very vocal also.They start as soon as they see me coming across the yard. I think they are saying TREATS!!!! YAHOO!!!!
    I find if you give them what they want no one gets hurt.[​IMG]
     
  5. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine also get VERY vocal when they see me......it's like "treats on feets".
    I get no respect from them ! LOL
    It's ok, I love their talking !
    Liz
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  6. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi neighbour. You don't have any roos your looking to get rid of do ya?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    As soon as I walk through the back gate, they start squawking... once I feed them treats, they quiet down. It's a daily rite of passage.
     
  8. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do that too. They know what our cars sound like and they start bumrushing the run door and making a racket. Stresses us out a bit since we are trying to keep it on the down low!
     
  9. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess they must have phenomenal hearing, they must hear my kitchen door because by the time i reach their food in the garage before i open the back door - skwawk, bwawk, cluck, cluck, cluck. They are about 6 months old, been laying for about 6 weeks now and they lay VERY well, 6-7 each per week, even in the winter!

    My main concern is that they make that noise all day while i am at work! I do normally give them some dropped fruit, scratch and let them out but they are not happy campers when i put them in while i work. I am sure i will hear from the animal control if they make that racket all day!
     
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  10. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine make a ruckus EVERY time they see me. Even if they have everything they want/need, even if I am far, far away AND they recognize my car! I don't think there is any way to stop them. lol
     
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