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10 Different sounds and noises that chickens make and their meaning

10 Different sounds and noises that chickens make and their meaning

Chickens
Chickens make sounds and noises to communicate constantly. As highly social beings, they rely on body language and vocal calls to communicate information about their surroundings and their emotions with each other. And if you pay attention, you can also learn to understand and speak their language. If you are a chicken farmer, no matter what breed, you've likely heard them making all sorts of unique noises (some really disturbing!). However, there is generally nothing to worry about. Chickens are capable of producing more than two dozen different sounds and noises, each serving a different purpose. You can learn a lot about your chickens by listening to what they have to say. Here are some of the most common chicken sounds and noises, as well as what they mean. What do those chicken...
Why Do Hens Cackle after Laying an Egg?

Why Do Hens Cackle after Laying an Egg?

Chickens
Hens often cackle when they lay an egg and this is known as the egg song. Not all of them make this peculiar noise after laying an egg, and some breeds cackle more than others. It is a “buck-buck-buck-badaaack” sound, repeated often for up to 15 minutes. In the Philippines, it sounds "put-put-putak, putak-putak-putaak!" hence the name of this blog. But why do they do it? Why do chickens feel the need to convey to the world that they have laid an egg? Wouldn’t it make more sense for them to keep it quiet so that predators (and humans who have a habit of stealing freshly laid eggs for breakfast) don’t know there’s something going on there? Why do chickens cackle? Well, there are many theories as to why chickens make all the fuss after laying an egg. 1. Pride The first hypothesis i...