Hi guys! I was wondering if chicks' voices change as they grow older...like before they start to cluck? All my girls are 7 weeks old, and their little baby peeping noises are giving away to a softer, lower cheeping. One of the Easter Eggers in particular has kind of a raspy sound to her voice, almost like she has a sore throat! I've been keeping a really close eye on her. She is eating just fine, drinking a lot (like all of them are in this blasted Texas heat), running around and being silly in general. No nasal discharge, no watery eyes, no strange poo. I tried to open up her beak to look inside and the first time I thought I saw some kind of stickiness in the back of her throat, but when I got it opened again I didn't see it, so I don't know if I was imagining it. Is the raspy voice a normal chick stage or could this possibly be a cold or respiratory problem? Also, is it normal to have two EEs who are the same age and yet distinctly different in size? Neither have any comb to speak of, so I don't think the larger one is a roo (hope not!), but I was just wondering if it might be worrisome that the smaller one is having this raspy voice problem.