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March 3, 2018 3:47 PM   Subscribe

What a cute chicken-cat!
posted by batter_my_heart at 5:05 PM on March 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Chickens do all kinds of vocalizations!
"I'm broody and pissed off, go away"
"Something is sketchy, and I feel weird about it"
"Hens, look at this, it is a delicious morsel I, the handsome rooster, have procured for you!"
"Oh shit, something's in the sky, everybody hide"
posted by sacchan at 5:46 PM on March 3, 2018 [13 favorites]

I remember our chickens making that happy sound. They were so cuddly, maybe especially thanks to chickens' body temperature being much higher than ours. I miss our chickens!
posted by anadem at 7:55 PM on March 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


(just filling in the Common Chicken Vocalizations)

My mother has a small flock and has learned a relevant trick: full size laying hens but a bantam rooster.
posted by clew at 10:43 PM on March 3, 2018 [2 favorites]

someday I will live on my own island with a select group of friends and maybe poodles and silkie chickens
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:31 AM on March 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

The worst thing for me, the thing I learned much too late, was the vibe chickens give off that means "there is a predator nearby, and we fear imminent death".
posted by Meatbomb at 3:14 AM on March 4, 2018

Fuck minks.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:14 AM on March 4, 2018 [7 favorites]

Chickens have added so many levels of delight to my life. I can't imagine not keeping them now.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 6:47 AM on March 4, 2018

When I first got my first flock and had just put them into the new clean coop with the new clean bedding, I went in there at night and found they make this little trill when they're bedding down and content, it's very sweet.
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 11:53 AM on March 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

That is just the sweetest thing, thanks for posting it! My kid's elementary school has chickens and I used to love stopping by to see the chickens after dropping her off at class. The chickens roam free in the garden on the weekends and it's fun to see them when we drive by.
posted by mogget at 2:42 PM on March 4, 2018

I heard the fear-of-imminent-death noise a couple days ago and ran outside to see a red-shouldered hawk swooping low in hot pursuit of my Cochin hen! I chased it away. She's okay.
posted by artistic verisimilitude at 3:03 PM on March 4, 2018 [4 favorites]

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