Baby chick crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ljf24, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. ljf24

    ljf24 Songster

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    I have a baby chick. He/she is 3 days old. When I checked on it earlier it was making a very loud screech sound. Could it be trying to crow? It has a very aggressive attitude. If I stick my hands in the brooder it will chase my hand and peck me. Is it a baby roo or do some baby hens act this way too?
     
  2. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

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    I've had both do that. They both bump chest also when playing.
     
  3. txredneckmedic

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    Ive noticed my 3 week old pullets will run up and try and bite me if i mess with them after bedtime
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:3 days is pretty early for a crowing attempt, I think it's a message of some sort.

    Is that your only chick? You didn't mention any others. Chickens are very social and need buddies, they will also shriek when lonely, too hot, too cold, hungry etc.

    It might be pecking you for food also, is there food in the brooder all the time?
     
  5. ljf24

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    Quote:3 days is pretty early for a crowing attempt, I think it's a message of some sort.

    Is that your only chick? You didn't mention any others. Chickens are very social and need buddies, they will also shriek when lonely, too hot, too cold, hungry etc.

    It might be pecking you for food also, is there food in the brooder all the time?

    It always has food,water,and heat, but now that you have told me this it is probably shreiking for a buddy. Now I will have to find him one. [​IMG]
     

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