Chick never stops peeping!

rughooker

Songster
11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
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I have a 6 week old silkie(splash). It hardly ever stops peeping. I have 3 ( 2 mo. old) white silkies that are so quiet compared to him/her. Is he/she trying to tell me something is wrong or does he/she just like to make noise? Splash has been like this since I got him/her at 2 weeks of age.

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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Is she in with the other chicks or is she alone? If she's alone, she's probably lonely. I've read of people putting a stuffed animal or a small mirror in with their only "child" to comfort them.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
rughooker, I'm bumping this back up for you because I really don't know what to tell you.
My general feeling is she's trying to tell you something. I just don't know what. Sorry.
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simba49450

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
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Michigan
hey

the baby might be telling you that there maybe too many in the brooder, water is too warm or icky, that they are picking on it, or its too dirty from the others. mine are almost 6 mon old and in thier run they are picky same with water etc. its just an idea
 

Mrs MIA

Chick Magnet
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
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The only time I had a chick like that, I found out she was blind. I do a sight-test on any that cheep constantly now. Usually the most incessant cheeping is because the food/water is out.
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rughooker

Songster
11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
162
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Deerfield,Ohio n.e. Ohio
Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

The only time I had a chick like that, I found out she was blind. I do a sight-test on any that cheep constantly now. Usually the most incessant cheeping is because the food/water is out.
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How do you do a sight test? She doesn't know her abc's yet? Not funny!
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Mrs MIA

Chick Magnet
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Mar 3, 2008
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LOL! I use a penlight - red laser pointer - and shine it around in front of the chick on the floor. They will follow it like a cat.
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Otherwise, just pretend you're going to poke it in the eye... it should react to it. With my chick, I noticed that I could wiggle my fingers in front of its face, poke at it (without touching, of course) and nothing... she would just stand there, peeping.
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MagsC

Queen Of Clueless
11 Years
Jul 27, 2008
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When I had one alone it peeped a lot. Since its buddies arrived I havent had a problem, except when they are hungry, thirsty, uncomfortable. Of course it could just be the babies personality, noisier than others!
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lavandula girl

Songster
11 Years
Sep 6, 2008
146
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California Gold Country
I have a couple who peep super loud whenever they discover something new... "Hey! Food!" "Hey! A bug!" "Hey! I like brown rice!" "Hey! I like you, other chick!" or, my favorite... last night's "Hey! I got out of the brooder!"

At about 3 weeks old, everything is new, and needs to be peeped about. Goofy chickens.
 

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