What does this noise mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beowulfisthebesthenever, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. beowulfisthebesthenever

    beowulfisthebesthenever In the Brooder

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    I was relaxing on my couch with my chicken, but then she started making an odd noise. The noise was reminiscent of a bubble sound effect mixed with a helicopter. I searched everywhere but I could not find it. My hen, Beowulf (Beo for short) is a rescue who used to be beaten and was half starved when she showed up at our house. She has no medical conditions I am aware of and she is treated with much love and respect. She had already payed that morning, and was not too warm and not degydrated. I have a YouTube video with the noise in it:
    THANKS!!!
    -Christina
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    It sounds similar to a predator alarm call
     
  3. MageofMist

    MageofMist Songster

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    Sounds like she is purring/trilling, mine do it too when snuggling me, one-another or dust/sunbathing together. :) It means she is very comfortable and happy.

    Here's my youngsters at around 2 months old doing it.
     
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    Danger or distress. It sounds similar to the sounds that chickens make when an areal threat is spotted.
     
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    MageofMist Songster

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    Though it is usually quieter and not as long as the purring/trilling. The distress sound is very similar, but mine purr/trill when there's no threat and are snuggling and dust/sunbathing.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    'Trilling' to me is not an alarm...all my birds do it when settling down for the night, especially the younger ones.
     
  7. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    Sounds like what my birds did when content, and comfy.
     
  8. beowulfisthebesthenever

    beowulfisthebesthenever In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!!! Your chickens are so cute omg!
     
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