Chicken making noise

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Hen making gurgling noise, stretches neck sometimes, lump in throat 10 Replies Views. SamT Full Member Hi, my chicken has started making gurgling noises over the last few weeks, we thought she had a cold initially as she sounded a bit blocked up, but when she eats she sometimes stretches her neck as if shes got something stuck. She is still eating and drinking lots and running around as usual so it doesnt seem to be affecting her that way, but in the last few days we have noticed a hard lump in her neck just sort of under her chin area this has only just appeared and wasnt there when this first started.

I have checked her crop to make sure that this wasnt part of the gurgling as had sour crop in another chook recently so first thing I checked and that all seems normal. She doesnt gurgle all the time, and can sit and sleep with her beak shut so shes not having trouble breathing She is a bluebell and is 5 years old now, so wasnt sure if it was age related or whether we should take her to the vets.

She seems happy enough and its not affecting her job as top chook. Thanks for any advice Sam. Have cut the grass it was after she started with this problem. Plenty of grit, I checked her crop and could feel grit in there too. No Hay, and have been worming them this week with Flubenvet. If she was a human the best way I could describe it as her glands are swollen.

chicken making noise

She seems a bit better today, she seems to do the stretching neck when shes eating rather than randomly, so I guess these lumps are causing the problem when she eats, but she doesnt do it every time she eats and it certainly isnt slowing her eating down. Joyfull is asking about the worming in case it may be gapeworm that is affecting her. You may need to get her checked by a vet in case it is a tumour. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

Yes I did wonder about gapeworm thats why I started worming them again just in case. I think I will take her to vet just to be on the safe side in case she needs medication to sort it out. If your bird has gape worm then you may need to continue with the flubenvet for another week.

Get your vet to look in her throat to see if there is any obstruction. Took chook to vet today and I cant remember the fancy name he gave it think it begins with a T, but its a kind of respiratory problem and he looked inside her throat and its like a lump of plaque building up in her neck which is causing the lump and therefore the stretching of the neck. Got some medicine to give her which should break it down and sort her out, fortunately he said its generally easy to treat especially as we got her in while she was still in good health so fingers crossed it will sort her out.

Glad the mystery is solved.

Chicken makes a weird hiccup kind of noise??

You are lucky to have a vet that understands chooks. Similar Topics.Chickens are extremely chatty.

chicken making noise

As highly social beings, they rely on body language and vocal calls to communicate information about their environment and their emotions to one another. Chicken noises and displays enable them to maintain a cohesive group, and maximize their safety and reproduction, while reinforcing their hierarchy. Anyone who owns chickens will be able to identify certain distinctive calls.

The motivation behind some of these chicken noises is somewhat less clear. As prey animals they needed to stay together for safety in numbers.

Foraging became a communal task. In the thick undergrowth, their quiet burbling chatter enabled them to keep in contact and communicate their findings even when their vision was obscured. As a rooster can inseminate many hens, it made sense for him to protect his flock and give warnings of danger, as well as finding them food that would nourish his future progeny.

Researchers have studied the calls of both domestic and wild fowl and identified 24—30 different calls and their apparent functions.

How Chickens Communicate

Firstly, the features of these calls are molded by the emotions experienced by the caller. Secondly, there are intentional signals that poultry give according to which other chickens are in earshot. For a rough guide to how your birds are feeling and what their intentions are, you can listen out for certain qualities in chicken noises.

Brief, quiet, low notes are generally used for contented, communal calls, while loud, long, high pitches indicate fear, danger, or distress.

In this way, group chatter remains private to the flock, avoiding eavesdropping by predators, while warnings are heard by the whole flock, even though the caller, usually the rooster, puts himself in some danger by giving the call. Rising pitches generally indicate pleasure, whereas falling pitches signal distress, especially in chicks, whose calls alert their mother to attend to their needs.

Urgency or excitement is portrayed by the rapidity and irregularity of repetition. A sudden explosion of sound also indicates urgency. Wavering notes signal disturbance or distress. White noise is designed to repel or warn. Although there are probably many subtle signals we have not identified yet, most flocks appear to typify the following calls. In the nest, unhatched chicks make clicking sounds to synchronize development and hatching.

When a broody hen hatches chicks she makes quiet, low rumbles, which may help chicks to identify her after they hatch.This post contains affiliate links. For more information click here. Got visions of rowdy chickens squawking up a ruckus? Many people are turned off the idea of getting chickens because they think their crows and calls will cause havoc with their peace and quiet. The different noise levels of hens tends to vary with their breed.

It is true that some breeds are more chatty than others, but at their loudest, chickens have the same decibel level as a human conversation decibels.

26 Sounds that Chickens Make and What they Mean

One egg-ception to this quiet chicken rule is the males of the bunch - the roosters. Roosters will crow multiple times a day, and at quite a volume. If you're on acerage, you're probably better suited to having a rooster in your flock! The best way to keep your hens content and reduce any noises of irritation! We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared. By downloading you agree to join our subscriber list and agree to our Terms and Conditions.

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Download Now We respect your privacy. Download Now. You might also be interested in. In addition to ensuring they have access to water throughout the day, you must also make sure their water is clean.

Chickens as pets can be somewhat choosy and will not drink water that is dirty. When your chickens are not drinking enough water they can easily become dehydrated and this can lead to illness or death. You must also check on your flock daily to ensure they are all active and appear to be healthy.

Chickens can become ill quickly and it is always best to stay on top of such matters You may have heard some nasty gossip that has put you off becoming a super cool Hens are clever, cute and cheeky to boot. Search Learning Centre. April 10, Started by jodeb on The Hen House. Started by daz on The Hen House. Home Help Search Login Register. Why is my chicken being noisy? SamT Full Member Just lately, one of my chickens has started making a lot of noise in the mornings before I get down to let them out.

There is the general rosey that goes on but one of them is hollering very loudly and I have to get up as soon as she starts otherwise it will wake the neighbours up.

I normally let them out about 8am so is it because of the lighter mornings, they are waiting to be let out? She kicked off about 7. Also she makes a similar noise when she's left on her own in the garden, I have 3 chickens but if two go in to lay eggs at the same time she kicks off again and wont shut up til one re-appears or you give her a treat to distract her.

The other 2 can be left on their own without any bother. I have read about other people still letting their chickens out at the same time during summer so if it is to do with lighter mornings I will have to black out the chicken hut to stop and chinks of light coming in.

One of mine was like yours, so bad i was considering getting her a new home but she isnt nearly so loud lately - you might find yours quietens down after a while mine went around with her beak half open making long crowing noises all the time!

I think local noise might set them off as mine were really noisy as there was a cockerel nearby which used to wake them up dead early and they were clamouring to be let out. I think 8. Wow, So glad I stumbled across this thread just before I went to bed because I have a little girl who seems to do the exact same thing. She does the normal "cluck cluck" stuff as expected but she also does a similer moaning sound??

I spoke to the breeder who said they do that just before they are about to start laying great news but not that great for my neighbours who I told I was only having quiet hens and no loud mouth roosters or moaning hens. Is your girl already laying?? They started laying about five months ago, they do make a noise when they are laying but its not very loud.

It may well be noise that startles them in a morning, when kids kick a ball against a wall during the day even across the road it sets her off for a min, maybe something in the morning has startled her. She seems to have been OK the last few days just hope it stays that way.

A couple of my girls are really noisy Most of the time they are reasonably quiet! It could possibly be that they want to be up and out earlier then you let them out! My girls are in a secure encloser and therefore do not get shut in at night, they are usually up and about as soon as it is just light!

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Contact us. Close Menu. JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Chicken makes a weird hiccup kind of noise?? Thread starter xanggex Start date Aug 31, Aug 31, 21 0 Hi, my hen has actually been making this noise for a while now. Usually it's not every day- maybe 4 or 5 times out of the week though. Most of the time this lasts for a really long time, practically the whole day.Researchers have shown that there are at least 24 different sounds chickens make and maybe as many as And if you pay attention, you can learn to understand and speak their language too.

Startled peep-Sharp chirp that sounds as startled as it is meant to be. Laying cackle-A hilariously annoying sound that sounds like the hen is REALLY proud of her egg laying accomplishment and wants everybody in the entire neighborhood to know it.

Broody hiss-A snake like hiss often accompanied by fluffing of feathers and a dirty look while the hen is sitting in her nest box. Singing-Usually rapidly repeated notes with some amount of randomness. Similar to someone happily humming as they go about their business. Nesting call-Used by a hen in search of a nest or a rooster trying to help although his choice is rarely accepted.

Roosting call-Loud, low-pitched and rapidly repetitive sound made at nightfall. Courtship croon-A low rumbly sound made as the rooster circles the hen while flicking a wing on the ground. Flying object alert-A chirruping sound made as the roster looks skyward. Startled note-A short squawk with the intensity, volume and repetitiveness determined by how startled the rooster is.

Caution call-Quick, repeated notes when something potentially dangerous is spotted. Air raid-A loud warning sound made typically by a rooster. All chickens will run for cover. Interestingly, too many false alarms will result in chickens ignoring the air raid signal. Run for cover! Startled squawk-A moderately loud cry by a chicken that was just pecked or otherwise slightly injured. Occasionally, this may trigger an attack by a rooster or other hen.

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This post might have some affiliate links. Pretty cool right? Hi DJ, I would guess that is mild excitement. My hen is not making any noice she is tying. Her stomach is extended soft and missing feather and bald spots.

Gave her a warm bath.Chicken respiratory and breathing problems can occur due to an unhealthy environment. Environmental threats to a chicken can be toxic build-up from fumes in a coop overdue for cleaning.

Poor coop ventilation can compound problems, sick and contagious poultry or other domesticated bird or wild bird species can spread disease quickly. Products used to disinfect or treat for parasites, if not used properly can lead to overdose or serious illness and death.

Any concentrations of natural or unnatural gasses, mites, parasites, fungus or bacteria that can live in the respiratory system may harm a flock if not corrected quickly. Many chicken respiratory problems will be prevented just by keeping a clean coop well ventilated, but not drafty. This is your first line of defense for chicken breathing and respiratory health.

Dry feed may become moldy and deadly. Hopefully your chickens have access to the outdoors, where they can spend much of the day breathing fresh air, sunning themselves and foraging for healthy natural foods. If a coop becomes over run with rodents, either mice or rats this can cause additional fumes and feces build-up that can lead to chicken respiratory problems.

If you see mice or rats, you have an infestation and need to trap or poison them in a way that will not harm your chickens. A chicken deficient in nutritional basics is an open invitation for health problems, some that can wipe out an entire flock in a short amount of time.

A toxic build-up of fumes from droppings or chemicals in the coop can irritate delicate tissues in a chicken breathing and respiratory system. Irritation can quickly turn to infection and respiratory congestion and distress. To protect against chicken respiratory illness, clean the environment, if you suspect this could be a problem. That would be the first step.

The next step would be to boost their immune systems with a good vitamin and electrolyte product, available at most feed stores. Often adequate vitamin supplementation can cure a multitude of problems, and is more beneficial than antibiotic treatments, and less expensive. Chickens showing signs of illness should be separated from the flock and kept warm. If you have a big problem affecting most of the flock you can provide heat lamps that can help to reduce their physical stress while getting better.

Some are airborne, so if a neighbor is close enough with chickens, his could be sick or become sick from your chickens. Working for the healthiest immune systems for your flock can help prevent all manner of problems from taking hold in the chicken coop.

If you have questions that you would like to ask a vet, use the service below. She just sounds raspy when she breathes. I could not find anything online that was close to how she sounds. It seems to have something wrong with one or both of its legs. It still eats and drinks. Hello, I have a hen that has been breathing heavy only when lying down or when you hold her. I took her to 3 vets and no one knows what is wrong.

Hello, First, I want to say this is not a joke and I am asking a question that I have searched the web for an answer to, with no luck