Chickens clucking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nic8407, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. nic8407

    nic8407 Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age do chickens switch from chirping to clucking? My chicks are mostly RIR at about 3 months old. Just curious.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think it depends on the individual, but probably between 3 and 4 months, you'll start hearing their voice change.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. 3/4 months old.
     
  4. avalon23

    avalon23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think mine were about 4 months old. I miss the peeps!
     
  5. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to get so annoyed with the peeps after spending much time in the coop (they were very nervous and noisy, and the more nervous they got, the noisier they got!). Now I miss the peeps. Mine are just over 18 weeks and they have been giving little clucks for a while. The roosters crow A LOT and the girls also make a weird call in addition to the clucking. I'm not sure what they're doing exactly, but it's not clucking and it's kinda like they are trying to crow or something. It's weird. I hope they stop though, or at least start laying eggs. It'd be much less annoying if they were laying. Then I'd let them do whatever they want and not care a bit.
     

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