Chickens are an animal many people know to produce eggs for them to eat or even provide them with meat to eat. What many people do not know is that chickens have a very distinctive and in depth language all their own. Normally people will never hear this language unless they are exposed to chickens, but even then it can be hard to hear the chickens sounds because you are new to them and they may not make a sound until they are used to you.
Recognize different chicken sounds
The first sound most people are familiar with is the cock-a-doodle-do. This sound typically comes from the rooster and will often be an alert sound to announce his presence to people, to sound an alarm of some type or even to show off for the ladies. If you do have a rooster, then you also know they will crow when something new is going on around them, for example a neighbor stopping by or friend coming over.
Another sound you can find within the chicken community is the normal clucking of the hens. This clucking is letting the other chickens in the flock know they have found some great food source or to let them know where they are located. Either way the hens will do this clucking and it can easily lead to entertainment when you sit outside with the chickens for a while and start to hear them clucking back and forth with each other.
Chickens are known for providing eggs and meat to people. However, you may have never thought about the different language all chickens tend to have. Once you sit and listen to chickens talk back and forth for a while, you can be intrigued by how unique the chicken language really is.