What does this noise mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by downtownjb80, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. downtownjb80

    downtownjb80 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens are nearly 17 weeks old, and recently they have been making a loud screeching noise. It's like a long 'baaaaawk' sound, and one will do it and the others follow. What are they saying?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You mean a long, slightly annoying sound as if they're ranting or droning on and on? Sounds to me like the sound they make when they're almost to the point of needing to lay an egg.

    Otherwise it sounds like an alarm/warning call.


    Can't say for sure unless I hear it. [​IMG]
     
  3. downtownjb80

    downtownjb80 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I will try to get a video of them. It's hard because whenever I start recording they shut up and try to peck the camera!
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That noise means it's a chicken. If it went..... MOO ..... that means it's a cow! [​IMG] Sorry, couldn't resist. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided when my two make that noise, they are just crabbing about the fact I have not brought their treats fast enough.
     
  7. rngrbill

    rngrbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided when my two make that noise, they are just crabbing about the fact I have not brought their treats fast enough.

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  8. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:...note to self...brown and white ones not chickens..."guy at the feed store "was wrong.....
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Musta been the new guy! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. dominiquePL

    dominiquePL Chillin' With My Peeps

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