wheezy excited eating

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MTchick, May 27, 2007.

  1. MTchick

    MTchick Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    I feed my chickens a little scrap of treat just about every day- a little bit of cheese, a leftover pear core, that kind of thing. I have one chicken that gets really really excited and makes this little wheezy snorty sound when she is grabbing and eating a treat. It is extremely funny- like she is hyperventilating with excitement, sort of a like a little kid that cannot contain herself.

    Does anyone else's chickens do that? It is a Barred Rock, and I think she is one of the lowest on the pecking order. The other BR is a lot bigger and more dominant, and does not wheeze. None of the other chickens seem to wheeze with excitement. And I've never noticed her doing it normally- she is a healthy, active hen.

  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have one EE that makes a funny sound when she rush to eat a treat. My hubby even ask me what that noise was she was making. lol Its sounds almost like a horn beep.

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