whats with the growling chicken? (movie)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okto, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. okto

    okto Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    los angeles
    a little growling match between me and the orpington

    what gives? it seemed to be a satisfied chicken noise. she was sittin' fat and happy in the driveway, happily growing to herself.

    when i brought out the camera, she stopped, so i growled a little to get her going again.

    anyone have an explanation for the growling chicken? same noise as broodies?

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008
  2. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    That's exactly the way my broodies sound.
  3. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    sounds exactly like Blondie when she went broody too --- less than three weeks later, here were eight little fluffy butts (out of 19 eggs she was sitting upon)

  4. ella

    ella Songster

    awww how sweet!

    I call it purring. It's the sound they make when they are content on a nest (or my lap:)) or settling in for bed. I've heard my roosters do that to get a hen into a nest too. Or when a rooster just sees a hen on a nest. [​IMG]

    edited for spelling [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  5. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Seven Valleys, Pa
    I have a hen that growls and squacks when she doesn't get her way. Imagine if they spoke!! ACK!
    Animals are so goofy! Thanks for sharing the video......Happy Hen watching! HA! [​IMG]
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I really laughed out loud over this!!! [​IMG]
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I, like ella, call it purring. They do that when they are just sitting in the shade resting or on their roost while I am in there talking to them. They are just content. [​IMG]

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