Chirping to Chicken noises

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alexthechicken, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone!
    I was wondering when a chick starts making chicken noises. like when does a roo start to crow or a pullet start making clucks?

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think ours started sounding chicken like at about 7 or 8 weeks old and crowing at about 4+ months old

    RobertH
     
  3. KnobbyOaks

    KnobbyOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for asking this. I wanted to know the answer to this question too.
     
  4. sluggospud

    sluggospud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rocks are 7.5 weeks old, and today I heard a couple of buck-buck's mixed in with the chirps. It's still mostly chirps, with a few other noises mixed in.
     
  5. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four "waves" of chicks, as I had to get them over a few weeks to get all the breeds I wanted from our local farm store. The first ones were born Aug 1st, making them about 9 weeks. A few of them have a full on cluck, no cheeping at all, and one is still pretty much cheeping. My second set, which are a week younger has two that are clucking and three that are making higher pitched cheep-clucking noises. The next (two weeks younger than the first ones) set only one is slightly clucking, but she seems like she grew really fast anyways, so I guess thats why she's clucking early. My last two are five weeks are still cheep like babies. I think it varies a bit by chicken, but it seems around the 7 week mark is when their noises really started to change.
     

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