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What is my chicken saying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stargeer2, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Stargeer2

    Stargeer2 Chirping

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    While I'm fully aware that no one here is probably able to actually speak chicken. I was wondering if anyone knew what this sound meant? My one chicken that seems a bit angrier as of late keeps making this sound. Is it hostility? Warning? Fear? Anger? I don't know.. but I want to try to support my chickens if it's something she's trying to tell me. She started making this noise very intermittently after half the flock was killed, but now that we got her new flockmates, she makes this noise all the time without regard to time of day. She has plenty of food and water... Any thoughts?

     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    I generally hear that in situations in which the bird is acting curious about a new object and/or expects a treat. I doubt it's hostility, and it's definitely not fear—look at her body language.
     
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  3. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    Mine make those sounds a lot. She is happy and possibly found something to eat.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Contentment sounds - she is enjoying life once again.
     
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  5. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

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    I speak chicken lol. She is saying,

    Oh what a lovely place I live in and where can I lay an egg? Lol yep content as can be. She missed her old buddies and glad for the new ones but listen here, chicks, I am the boss!
     
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  6. Stargeer2

    Stargeer2 Chirping

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    Thank you everyone for the input! She definitely does quite frequently expect treats... My wife got a 50lb bag of cracked corn that they DEMAND to eat out of our hands... Haha thank you for assuaging my worry!
     
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  7. legojenn

    legojenn Chirping

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    It’s always a happy feeling when you worry about your what your bird is doing and all it means is that she’s thriving.
     
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  8. Helloworld

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    Watch corn if it is hot!
     
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    She's just happily chatting away, that is always a good sound. :)
     
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