Chicken Language! It’s a Thing…

Yes, Chickens have their own language! It would be awesome if I knew exactly what they were saying. I suppose some of them are child like, and others probably have the teenager attitude. I have one that will carry on a conversation with me as long as I am sitting and talking to her. She won’t leave my side until we’ve solved all the world’s problems.

Tenders, you can also learn their language. You can definitely hear the differences in their “clucking” if you listen closely. You can learn when they are:

  • Calling out coop warnings for predators
  • Ready to lay an egg
  • Saying good night
  • Being broody
  • Plenty of other things!

You’ve surely noticed when they are happy with their treats, right? No doubt they are yelling with joy and thanks. Memorize that sound. Hear the difference between that vocalization and the sound they make when you are tucking them in at night. That night time sound is their good night!

They will consistently use the same vocalizations for repeat situations. You just have to learn their language, I promise you it’s there. Trust me, they recognize your language as well. Do you know why? Because YOU use the same words in repeated situations. And THEY have paid attention.

Fellow tenders, do me a favor? If they ever start actually speaking our language, contact me immediately!! Otherwise, good luck learning chicken speak. It’s one of the most magical sounds of the animal kingdom.

Rachel Hutchins
Rachel Hutchins
The Chicken Bawks Copyeditor. Believer. Seeker. Mom. Wife. New Grandma! Crazy Kansas City Chiefs Fan. And of course, Chicken Tender.

June 9, 2023

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