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Whistle Cluck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yellowbee0110, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. yellowbee0110

    yellowbee0110 Out Of The Brooder

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    Clementine is the sweet delaware you see here. She is young and healthy and has only been laying for about 6 weeks. She is my most vocal hen, squawks up a storm at us. Yesterday she was less vocal...nobody got verbally assaulted when they were in the yard. This morning I noticed a faint whistling when she clucks. Every time she clucks. She seems fine and eating and trying to escape the coop as normal. I felt around her throat area, but I don't know what I'm doing. It felt chickeny to me.

    Anybody had a whistling chicken before? Could she be hoarse from being such a loud mouth?

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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is nothing to worry about.....She probably dust bathed and has a bit of dust in her nostrils.....Mine get whistling once in awhile too......

    Cute photo!


    Cheers!
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes they can get a slight respiratory thing that they get over in a week or two. Make sure the coop isn't too dusty as mentioned and there's nothing moldy. Good ventilation is important for chickens to maintain a healthy respiratory tract.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If a respiratory illness, that noise would be heard on inhalation/exhalation even at rest.
    Otherwise, chickens can make all sorts of noises.
     
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  5. yellowbee0110

    yellowbee0110 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pleased to report that I haven't heard any whistling over the last two days. Everybody seems good. Thanks so much for your input everyone!
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    That good to hear. Thank you for the update.
     

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