Thursday, June 5, 2008
What's my hen trying to tell me?
I need some advice.
As I've blogged about a lot, I have 12 chickens. They are now three months old. All seem to be very healthy and quite happy. I have a wide variety of different breeds and I've noticed that each chicken has a different temperament and personality. I have one Buff Orpington who, until now, has always been docile but more than a little timid. She's friendly but she pretty much does her own thing. She has never paid me that much attention.
Spongebob (named by my 8-year-old nephew, Andrew) has started walking circles around me when I'm sitting at the coop, making very unusual deep-throated chicken chirping sounds that I don't recognize. She will then jump into my lap and look at me intently, occasionally pecking me and my clothes, while continuing to make that odd deep chirping sound. Do any of you recognize this sound? What is she trying to tell me?
I'm including a video of her in my lap. Unfortunately, my A.D.D. sort of kicked in and I filmed my other chickens, too, but I think you'll get what I'm wondering about:
What say you, the experts?