• What is your chicken trying to tell you? A guide to poultry signals and hen clucks and cackles

    27 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    You might hear ‘book book book' but your flock has a lot to say, and they can be pretty sophisticated gossips. Words: Sue Clarke & Nadene Hall Poultry make a variety of sounds to communicate with each other, somewhere from 24-30 depending on the scientist. Once you can identify the noises and their meanings, you'll be better able to identify what is normal and what might mean trouble in your flock. Birds aren't limited to sound though. They also communicate using posture - head up, head down, tail up, tail down, feathers spread, wings flapping - but what they're ‘saying' can mean different...
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