Why is my chicken squeeking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhodeislandred1, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today when she was eating, she kept on squeeking, a high pitched noise ive never heard before from her.
    Could it be from the cold, eating too fast, scared, saw a mouse (we have a mice problem eating their food at night :( ), or what?
    I am scared for her :(
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a chicken that should have been a pig, every time she eats she does this. I just means she got dust/food up her nose [​IMG]
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, as long as she's not doing it outside of eating time, I agree, all of my hens might do this if their feed is really dusty or if I'm spreading new bedding.
     
  4. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of hens that will squeek when they are at the food dish. Don't be too concerned. Its normal.
     
  5. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  6. Sgtfirstwife

    Sgtfirstwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens do this too. To me it is like they are really enjoying their food. Like hmmmm, hmmmm, this is so good.
     
  7. nok13

    nok13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the mouse u saw? it will be food for your hens soon enough; there is nothing like a mouse steak for a hen... they love mice , not afraid of mice.
     
  8. cinch920

    cinch920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha yeah mine have done that too! i think its more of a 'i ate my food too quickly and i'm having trouble trying to swallow all of it' kinda thing. its pretty normal, i would not be worried!
     
  9. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    haha XD
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sometimes a squeak can be a cough or sneeze in chickens. If it persists or others develop the squeak, look up Infectious Bronchitis (IB) in poultry respiratory diseases. Hopefully, yours was just a fluke or a normal noise.
     

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