When do they start clucking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Leonard4, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Leonard4

    Leonard4 Chirping

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    My 3 girls are about 17 weeks and they don’t cluck. They makes these adorable honking noises though. Just wondered if that’s normal or if they aren’t happy.
     
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  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Songster

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    im sure they are happy.....i find older hens make more noise when they start to lay....i call it..... "singing the egg song!!!"
     
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  3. Leonard4

    Leonard4 Chirping

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    * I meant clucking. Dumb autocorrect!
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I love the 'honking' stage...it usually happens earlier than 17 weeks tho...but it's just their voices changing for peep to cluck.
     
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  5. Sueby

    Sueby Songster

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    I have one girl that sounds like a goose, still at 8 months old! She does it around egg laying time & she sounds ridiculous. :lau
     
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  6. Leonard4

    Leonard4 Chirping

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    They started doing it a long time ago. I just wasn’t sure when the actual clucking started! I love the honking too!!
     
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