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A couple questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sphinxface, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. sphinxface

    sphinxface Songster

    Apr 7, 2015
    Renton, Washington
    First of all, is it normal to hear the grumbling of the tiny chicks? (They are about a month old).

    Secondly, I have never seen a chicken charge another chicken like my cuckoo maran chick does. Its almost like a dog playing; squat and charge forward, none of the other chicks do this i don't know what it is?

  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Grumbling. Having a hard time imagining what sound you might be describing.

    I have a Cuckoo Marans and she enjoys making sport of bullying those below her in rank. In fact, she's the second youngest of my flock, but she's far from the bottom in social rank. I believe the breed is on the aggressive side, though I really enjoy having her in my flock.
  3. sphinxface

    sphinxface Songster

    Apr 7, 2015
    Renton, Washington
    Ive contemplated eating her... I somehow feel guilty thinking that... shes hatchery stock too so who knows if she will even lay dark eggs..

    Also the grumbling sounds like this; - the first and third sounds not the second, I didnt listen much further than that..
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I've heard my adult hens making that kind of noise when i've been in close proximity to them, but i raise chicks with momma so the same opportunity does not avail itself.

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