Chick peeps very loud unless cuddled near face

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  1. chickfriend1797

    chickfriend1797 New Egg

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    I have eleven new chicks, all are really quiet birds. Three dark Brahmas, a silver polish, a blue polish, a partridge Cochin, a gold sebright, a cali grey, a Dominique, a Rhode Island Red, and a Turken. The chicks are great, all sweet and nice to each other, but my biggest brahma is peeping excessively. She's very, very loud and I can't find out why. Their food is unmoulded, water is always fresh, chicken fluff is clean, not too hot/cold, but she seems to be very, very vocal.
    I can only seem to get her to calm down when she lays on me under a little bit of weight, she's very sweet, but I'm slightly worried that something may be wrong with her. She does have a knick on her nose, but it hasn't changed for the worse, only healed some.

    Does anyone have any advice for me and my baby?

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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I think maybe she is scared if she has been taken away from her mothet and wants to be cuddled like she would under her mother. She sounds like a cutie!! I wouldn't be worried.
     
  3. chickfriend1797

    chickfriend1797 New Egg

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    @Leah567Hopefully that's it! She's wonderful otherwise, I just hate seeing her distressed. I wish I didn't have to leave her for school [​IMG]
     
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  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    :DShe's soo adorable! I think she'll be fine!
     
  5. TheRealFowlLove

    TheRealFowlLove Just Hatched

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    I have a chicken that, even as a chick, is exactly how you describe yours.

    I got her as a companion for my other mix breed (who tragically passed. RIP Baby <3) and she's been a mama's girl ever since.
    She shared a brooder with another chick her age and they got along fine but whenever she saw me she'd peep loudly and try to jump the cage wall until I picked her up...then I couldn't put her down without another chick-tantrum
    She and her sister (who likes me but as a food provider only) moved outdoors when they where 12 weeks and she became a bit more independent to a point where I can go outside sometimes and she'll keep going about her chicken business....but some times...oh...sometimes I'll be minding my own business doing whatever and suddenly BAM! Full-grown Chicken on mah back/lap/chest trying to cuddle into my hair like she dosen't weigh 10 freaking pounds.

    It's like being pegged by a soft yet sharp medicine ball that you're not allowed to drop

    But I love that chicken, even if shes aggressively affectionate.

    I hope you manage to get a happy medium with her attention needs and your personal/school needs but to me it sounds like you, too, simply have a love-crazed chicken. Try to enjoy it
     
  6. Scratchychiken

    Scratchychiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She probably is seeking comfort since she is without a mother. So I think she sees you as mom and wants to hide under you. I wouldn't worry about her as long as she gets enough attention to keep her happy. :)
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    A mama heating pad rather than a bulb does wonders for this. They all get the secure feeling of tucking under for warmth.
     
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