Chicken won't stop cheeping!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poliwag, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 6 silkie chickens the other day and one of them just won't stop cheeping! The only time it stops is when it's asleep at night. And it's not a normal cheep, it cheeps as loud as possible. I have it in a box alone at the moment but it just won't stop cheeping x.x

    Omg, it finally stopped... oh no, it has started up again!

    It's driving me crazy!

    Screenshot below, incase it will help:
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  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's normally alone, that might be your problem.
     
  3. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    They cheep really loud when alone. He needs a friend for company. I can always tell if one has gotten out because they are so loud.
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    Our first chickie cheeped it's fool head off for FOUR days until our second egg hatched. Then it settled right in and now it just cheeps when the whole lot of them - we now have 12 - get worked up.

    It could be lonely. Also, check your temp. It could be cold.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would add another chick or put a stuffed animal in there with it.
     
  6. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put a teddy bear in there with it but it doesn't seem to work. As I said, I bought 6 silkie chickens. I put this one alone because it was probably annoying the others. Alone or not, it just won't stop cheeping. I just don't know what to do [​IMG]


    Edit: It's summer here and I am boiling so I doubt it's cold...
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I found a lonely chick is louder than when with others. I would put him back with the others.. It will stop hopefully soon.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Make sure he is REALLY eating and drinking. Sometimes the chick feed is too big for them and they get really hungry. Make a wet mash and see if he eats it. Oh, put him back with the others, they don't care if he's annoying. Please make sure he's eating!
     
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  9. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I have a grown Silkie (I bought her grown-up) and she has been noisy ever since I have her--never, never stops with the "complaints"! And she is not alone, she has 14 other girls for company.

    So it may be a "Silkie thing"! I have no idea what the reason is or if there is any way to stop it but I love her anyway! Good luck! Genie
     
  10. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    He is either cold, hungry or needs to be with the other chicks for company. Try some crumbled up boiled egg whites for all of them together and see if he gets to know the other chicks that way.
     

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