About when do chickens stop peeping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Seaecho, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Seaecho

    Seaecho Songster

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    My 8 and 10 week old chickens are still peeping. At what age do they usually stop doing that, and sounding like adults?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It varies a bit, but their voices generally have all changed at about fourteen weeks for me (Though I've never really thought about it and recorded my findings or anything.) They're still a little hoarse-sounding for a while after that, though.
     
  3. I wish my roo would be "hoarse-sounding"!
     
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  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    About 14-18 weeks depends on the breeds and some mature early some later. You’ll hear melodic singing before you know it or crowing sooner or later.:pop
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Yes, I've noticed their voices start to change around four months, give or take. They sound more like ducks at this stage. Quacking? I didn't think I had any ducks!
     
  6. every morning i go out to the coop, all the hens sound like a baby nursery at any hospital! whining, crying, low rumbles, an occasional purrr. then they get fed and......silence!bok bok bok
     
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  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I start hearing the occasional cluck around 10 - 12 weeks. They spend about a month going through the voice change.
     
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  8. my flock makes the most beautiful egg song I ever heard, except for beetov-hen who stays silent when laying her egg.
     
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  9. Seaecho

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    I've heard the melodic singing a few times, and a purr now and then, so I guess they're on their way. Thanks all!
     

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