Baby silkie is crowing...I think

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I was outside late last night, actually about 2 a.m. My dog had been barking her head off, so I went to see what was up. Of course the dog barking woke all the roosters (and I have a LOT of roosters!), so they were crowing from their roosts.

    I have 6 baby silkies in a tractor with 3 BTW japs, and 2 OEGB pullets. I know 2 of the japs are boys, but the silkies are hard to tell. Plus the tractor gets covered completely with plastic at night. We have a light in there, to help keep them warm.

    I went walking through the yard, to see to my dog, and I heard the strangest crow! I was trying to think of which one sounded like that, when I heard it again!! It was coming from the TRACTOR!! It was actually a very good crow, for such a young chicken.

    I am not sure if it was a silkie, or one of the BTW japs, but one of these babies is crowing for sure!! And they are only about 3 months old at the most.

    Keep your [​IMG] that it does it again today, when I can see who it is!! It is impossible to tell which are boys and which are girls!!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well, guess what? It's one of my OEGB 'pullets' that is crowing... That just figures. I just hope the other one doesn't start crowing too, cause it's comb is getting awfully red!!
     
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    LOL!!! I know...silkies are the hardest to sex! Until they crow or lay! [​IMG] It's shocking when you first hear that tiny crow and they do it so fast, you're trying to see who it was! [​IMG]
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    LOL, always stinks when a hen starts to crow.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:What really stinks is I bought these 'pullets' because they were pullets!! I had enough roos to begin with...what am I gonna do with more??
     

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