Why does my chick honk like a goose!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by indego_88, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. indego_88

    indego_88 In the Brooder

    Dec 29, 2008
    My 10 week old chick which we think definitly looks like a hen, started to honk! She sounds so strange and like a goose...
    Is this normal!? Is it her voice breaking or something?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    What breed is the hen? All of my dark brahma hens make a noise that is much closer to a honk than a cluck. Even my runt Lil' Bit has this loud honk that comes out of her tiny body; surprises me every time I hear her.
    If the hen is not congested or sick, I'd chalk it up to an individual thing.
  3. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    I have a rir and 2 br chicks that are 14 weeks old , and they started honking pretty young, about 8/9 weeks. The rir chick is the only one that still does it when she wants attention, my other chickens never did that. I think its pretty normal.
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I have one that honks louder than the peacocks!! LOL she scares the mess out of me when she does it right under my feet. BTW I named her Fran because she sounds like Fran Drescher laughing loud
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  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    One of my bantam mutts honks.
  6. indego_88

    indego_88 In the Brooder

    Dec 29, 2008
    hahah its pretty funny... im going to make a video of it!

    My chicken is a Gold Laced Wyandotte. Heres a picture-

  7. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    SF Bay area CA
    My BR is a honker. Her honk is so tragic-sounding that it always makes me want to go mother her. I think that I'm hurting her social standing by picking her up and petting her so much.
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I think a lot of chicks honk as their voice goes from peep to adult. To me it sounds like a party horn...
  9. I had a rir that honked midway through a cackle. Funny. Merry

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