3 week old chicken - dare I say crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Seattlechick, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Jen71

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    Unfortunately, I couldn't get a photo of either of the girls "crowing". But I did capture a few good images of them just hanging out. Hopefully you can tell from these pics if they are pullets or roos.

    This is "Bertie" and she likes to silent crow: (white leghorn crossed with New Hampshire, I think)

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    And this is "Jessica" who also "crows" when I am looking:

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    The two of them have started "facing off" with little chest bumps. Jessica always wins. [​IMG]

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  2. Jen71

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    Any ideas on these pics? Is my "crowing" chick a roo?
     
  3. fastpat

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    Quote:I haven't had that yet, but I am having Roosters challenge each other as if they're going to fight already, amazing at this age.
     
  4. Want Less

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    A few of my 3 week olds do this too, I assumed it was little yawns or stretching or something since at least one of my sex links does it (and we're pretty sure she's a girl [​IMG] )
     
  5. Jen71

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    great news!
    I am hoping these ladies stay ladies. [​IMG]
    Its good to hear of other pullets who do this same "crowing" thing. Thanks for the response.
    I have hope!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I've had chicks in their very first week of life crow. Trust me, sound comes out and it's really cute. It probably had shaving in its throat or a piece of food.
     
  7. Want Less

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    Quote:Silly chickens, trying to keep us on our toes! [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:Yes, it is very cute. But also hard to describe to others what it sounds like.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:Jessica looks like a rooster. The jury is still out on Bertie, but if I had to guess, I'd say pullet.
     
  10. Jen71

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    Quote:Jessica looks like a rooster. The jury is still out on Bertie, but if I had to guess, I'd say pullet.

    Uh oh.
    Ok. Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep a close eye on her/him.

    PS - They do look very cute when they're "crowing" though. [​IMG]
     

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