What is my chicken saying?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlexaLauretano, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. AlexaLauretano

    AlexaLauretano New Egg

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    Hello everyone,
    About two months ago we lost three of our flock to a raccoon. Leaving us with only one surviving hen. After updating our coop and run we decided to get more chicks to help her from being lonely. We decided to slowly introduce the chicks to our hen by putting them in a old, small dog kennel so they were safe if anything went south. After our hen walked around the kennel a few times she started making a loud noise, and a high pitch "bawk." we thought maybe we should take the chicks back inside and once we did that she only got louder. So we brought them back out for a minute which after doing that our hen calmed down a bit but was still making the "bawk" noise. She's never made this noise before so I tried to find something online to help me figure out what the noise could mean, but to no success. So, I'm hoping someone on here could help us out! Thanks :)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Did she puff up her hackle feathers like she is angry?
     
  4. AlexaLauretano

    AlexaLauretano New Egg

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    No, she didn't puff up her feathers
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Give her a treat and see if she offers it to the chicks....that would be a sign she wants to mother them.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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