Chirping to Clucking

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by clemens204, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. clemens204

    clemens204 In the Brooder

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    i have read that the hens won’t transition from chirping to clicking until about 12 weeks old. However while sitting with my two 7 week olds I heard a very distinctive cluck amongst the chirps. I turned quickly to see who it was and they looked at me like I was crazy.

    Isn’t this too early for the clucks? Or is someone trying to change teams (be a rooster)?
     
  2. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    Key word is "about" all chicks are different yours just decided it wanted to show you his/her vocal skills early! Of course the chicks could be a male but it also could be a female, the fact that he clucked early isn't one of the most distinctive ways to tells it's a male.;)
     
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  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    I think your hearing things:D, Kidding aside when We did our first hatched last spring at about 8 weeks one of our chicks started making weird sound like it was choking, then after few minutes it did the same sound. I realized the chick was trying to crow, I burst out laughing since it was the most pathetic sound (crow) I’ve ever heard. The weird thing was, 4 of the chicks turned out to be rooster and 2 started crowing between 8-10 wks old when all their physical attributes looked like hens. The other 2 didn’t crow until their 20th wks. I guess some will show off their true identities some will camouflaged it. :confused:
     
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  4. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    :yuckyucklol!
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Mine are 5 weeks and their voices are changing for sure!
    Fritz march 8 (3 of 1).jpg
     
  6. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    Aww!
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The thing about chickens is they don't read all the books that say what they will or won't do when
     
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  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    All the males I have seem to not grow a voice until about four or five months because they would rather be quite until older,too much talk gets them in mighty trouble.
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    ..and before the really start to cluck.....they sound a lot like geese honking.
     
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  10. pvaldes

    pvaldes Chirping

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    ... "and we call her talkative Tallulah since then".
     
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