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March 2018

in Blog, Chickens, Livestock, Poultry

26 Sounds that Chickens Make and What they Mean

Written by Gail Damerow of Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens Chicken Talk Researchers have shown that there are at least 24 different sounds chickens make and maybe as many as 30. While chickens don’t have nearly the vocabulary that us humans have, and their chicken brains don’t allow for abstract and deep conversations, they are still a very vocal and conversational critter.  And if you pay attention, you can learn to understand and speak their language too. Baby Talk Pleasure peep-A soft, irregular chirp that says “I’m here and all is well.” Pleasure trill-A soft warbling sound often used when…

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A new little highland cow baby! Frigging adorable!

Merida the Highland Calf We are the proud new owners of the most adorable little critter on the planet.  I mean barring the hundreds of other highland cow babies born this spring.  No, our’s is definitely cuter. We decided to name this adorable little girl, Merida from the Disney movie Brave.  Why not?  First of all Highland cows are a Scottish breed and then she’s a red head.  It’s perfect.  Plus this little calf has zero fear.  She doesn’t understand why she needs to stay in the pen with her mom and is constantly slipping out to go explore.  Adorable…

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