Absolutely Flabberghasted- Why is it Chirping?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rodriguezpoultry, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I have had chicks that chirp unusually loud, and some that absolutely scream especially by themselves.

    This chick, ALWAYS the same one will be asleep with it's 2 brothers and 1 sister. All of a sudden it's like a siren goes off and it wakes up chirping it's head off. 4 successive chirps. Then it calms down.

    Is it even possible for a bird to have a nightmare? And why on earth is it happening every hour?!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Don't know...[​IMG] Mine will let out some loud chirps too occasionally. Sometimes I think another may have pecked or pulled at a feather??? All is calm, and then all of a sudden "CHEEP, CHEEP!!!!"

    If the chick seems fine otherwise, I sure wouldn't worry about it....
     
  3. Kieyamama

    Kieyamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken turrets?
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I absolutely adore that answer Kieyamama. I actually laughed out loud!

    Thank you for the replies!
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Sound like it is checking to see if the other chicks are still there...

    Chicken nightmares? dog have them ... Maybe a chicken could...
    ( maybe nightmares of Colonel Sanders )

    Chris
     
  6. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kieyamama

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  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    hahaha! My boyfriend stayed home sick today and asked me what on earth was wrong with it! He said it would be fine, then start chirping and then all would be well for about 20 minutes.

    Hilarious! I told him "Chicken Turrets!"
     
  8. figsonwheels

    figsonwheels Out Of The Brooder

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    How long has it been going on? Maybe it has a digestive problem - gas??
     
  9. LizzyJo

    LizzyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, tourettes. You people make me think of a chicken behind a machine gun!
     
  10. thornoelle

    thornoelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you! I really couldn't figure out turrets. I kept thinking of castles and had no idea how that related to the subject. Now it makes sense.
     

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