What Sound Does a Chicken Make?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 11:15:20 PM ET

Chickens make at least 24 different sounds. When a hen wants to tell her chicks to stay nearby, she makes a clucking noise. If she wants to tell her chicks to hide, she makes an "errr" noise. When a chicken spots a predator, she warns the flock by cackling repetitively.