chicks singing??? anyone else's doing this ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kaneke, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    cheep cheep cheep -- yes I expected this

    BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP SQUAWK .. expected this too

    what I did not expect, was ... prrrrrrt prrrrt prrrrt -- almost like a canary starting to sing
    or a mama cat calling her kittens

    maybe they have been listening to the wild birds outside
    (cardinals, rock doves, thrushes, sparrows ... at the feeders on the tree in the yard)

    in any case, it is pleasant music ... obviously they are content
    fed, watered, fresh litter

    I'm going to miss them when we leave .. only a few days now
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Oh Lord. Mine never shut up! They are 3 weeks old and peep, chirp, squawk, sing.... Sometimes it seems like there must be more than 2 of them. I think all the time that they sound like wild birds.
  3. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    North Idaho
    These are my first and I didnt know what to expect. But there are 26 of them in my loft and they never shut up unless they are sleeping. It is hard to hear the tv downstairs. They DO make such a variety of sounds dont they?!?
  4. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2010
    Mine sing. [​IMG] Especially my bonded babies. They also croon, hoot, chatter, and everything in between.
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That is purring. Chickens purr- they can vibrate in your hand silently as well as purr audibly.

    I am not kidding. They do it when they are very happy and content.
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    I love it when they do that.. it's such a pretty sound! [​IMG]
  7. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    N. Ca
    Mine sound like pigeons cooing sometimes. Almost like a bird prrr. Very cute. Every time I hear a really loud CHIRRRP I know I'll hear a thud against the screen covering the brooder. They sure would like to fly.
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love the trill! It is such a lovely sound of contentment.

    I do not love the knocking on the side of the brooder, though, when they peck it for no particular reason (that I can ever discern). My dogs keep reacting as if somebody snuck up to the front door without alerting them, so they are even more barky about it.
  9. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    my cochins do that when i pick them up... i hope they never stop singing for me...
  10. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    I love all the sounds. Lulu purrs, trills, mutters, coos, and lots more. I talk to her and her sounds sound like she's talking back (maybe only in my mind). [​IMG]

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