They communicate, not talk, but that is why hens belong in a flock, not just 4 at a time. Every community has their “4 chickens allowed” rule, but they are suited for at lest 15 for a small flock, preferably more. It was 100 degrees today! I keep cold water in the buckets, with electrolytes in the water. The big waterers get warm so quickly, so in this heat, these white buckets I get from Walmart’s bakery work best.