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Chicks won't stop chirping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FourandSix, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    I got two new chicks yesterday, and they will not stop chirping, they do it very loudly, I was holding them and they were fine, they fell asleep on my lap. They have food, water and a heat lamp. One of them also keeps jumping at the sides of the brooder. I think they are about four days old. Is this normal behavior? This is only my second time raising chicks, but the last ones didn't do this.
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kent, UK.
    It could be because you only have 2, chicks feel safer in larger groups, also if they were initially hatched by mum this will stress them as they want to get back but they will eventually get used to it.
  3. mmjisawesome

    mmjisawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Southern States
    They could be cold.
  4. Avonshire

    Avonshire Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2012
    Laurens, SC
    I know mine chirp quite a bit if they are cold or in distress. When I finally got the heat lamp to the right height to keep them warm they calmed down and were quiet. I hope you figure it out. I had two and they were fine just the two of them. I hope you figure it out! Could be they miss your lap!
  5. Casey09

    Casey09 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2012
    Phoenix AZ
    Mine chiro like crazy about 930 to remind me its their bed time lol. I have to go turn off their light and cover their box then they are happy again
  6. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Thanks for your help, they have quieted down a bit
  7. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ours chirp as long as they're awake. Mostly quietly unless they get worked up and then they'll chirp super loudly. It's what they do. They'll do it for the first few weeks.

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