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This is my first batch of chicks, so any advice is greatly appreciated. My chick's are just over 2 weeks old and some of them appear to be crowing (no sound coming out though).

Is this a sign that they are roosters, or is it too early to make that determination? I ordered all hens, but the hatchery threw in 3 extra chicks and I'm not allowed any roosters.
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Do your chicks have access to grit?  

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Are they stretching their necks out?

Probably just adjusting their crops.....

...which is not a gender specific behavior.

 

If you're feeding them anything but chick crumble or mash, they need chick sized grit.


Edited by aart - 3/5/16 at 7:36am

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Are they stretching their necks out?

Probably just adjusting their crops.....

...which is not a gender specific behavior.

 

If you're feeding them anything but chick crumble or mash, they need chick sized grit.


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They are stretching they are stretching their necks and are eating starter chick crumble and grit. So, far I've only had 2 of NY chicks look like they are trying to crow.
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I've never heard of a chick crowing that young before.  My guess is it's trying to clear it's throat.  

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I've never heard of a chick crowing that young before.  My guess is it's trying to clear it's throat.  

I've heard of chicks crowing that young...saw the videos too.

 

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They are stretching they are stretching their necks and are eating starter chick crumble and grit. So, far I've only had 2 of NY chicks look like they are trying to crow.

They are adjusting their crops......you know about the crop?

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=chicken+crop+function

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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