Chicken Vocalizations

Published on: 02/20/2022
Author/s : Zoie McMillian, MS student, University of Maryland; Dr. Shawna Weimer, University of Maryland. Reviewers: Prafulla Regmi, University of Georgia; Dr. Leonie Jacobs, Virginia Tech; Dr. Marisa Erasmus, Purdue University.

Chickens make different sounds for a plethora of reasons. Determining the reasons behind vocalizations and understanding how chickens use them is a great way to gain insight about their behavior.Some of the most common chicken vocalizations are:A rooster's crowA hen's "food call" Alarm callsA hen's post laying "cackle" A chick's distress callA hen's gakel callChickens use sound...

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Mark Allen Mark Allen
Cage Free Flock management Global Technical Service
March 29, 2022
A nice article. Its interesting to see new research on cognitive awareness in hens and how evolved they actually are.
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