- Apr 25, 2013
hi. we're new to the chickens, and we have 12 young chicks. our bantam BLRW are almost 7 weeks, our welsummers are almost 3, and the rest (olive eggers, blue ameracaunas, and brabanters) are all almost 4 weeks. there is one we are fairly certain is a little roo, but the rest we aren't sure, as they are so young. anyway, today, one of them started making a barking noise randomly throughout the day. (they are currently living inside, until the coop is finished.) it took me ALL day to figure out that the noise was coming from a chick. and i still don't know which one is doing it. here's my question... is that what a rooster sounds like when he first starts his crow? (if so, he has to go ASAP... we can't have a rooster here in our neighborhood.) if this is the case, i need to find him a home. like, yesterday. if this is NOT the case, it would also be helpful to know... i've read that sometimes hens will make this noise? is it likely a health issue i need to keep an eye on? any help would be greatly appreciated.... thanks!!