constant peeping - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by taprock, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I received some chicks on Friday morning. I have a giant blue cochin chick that has not stopped peeping - except when it is sleeping. It is smaller than the rest and has a slight splay leg, it gets around ok but I haven't caught it eating or drinking. Does the constant peeping mean anything? I thought it was if it was lonely or injured. I have to decide to keep it or cull.
     
  2. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they are cold. You got him under a light?
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Constant peeping usually means a need isn't being met. Have you tried dipping it's beak in the water dish and showing it where the food is?

    If the others seem content, there just may be something wrong with that chick. [​IMG]

    Hope it gets better.

    Blessings-
    Em
     
  4. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say possiblity of it being cold. Make sure you have the rite temp & it is eating & drinking.
     
  5. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's in with 10 other chicks that have not done the constant peeping. I have dipped her beak several times and showed her the food. I have not seen her eat or drink on her own. I am worried about her but not sure what else to do. I thought maybe the partially splayed legs was the problem and band-aid splinted her but then she wasn't able to walk at all.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peeping = something wrong. You might want to seperate that chick and give it higher heat, and maybe even hand-feed it.
     
  7. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried a little bit of hard boiled egg yolk? I found that my 3 marans did not want to eat much until day 3, unlike my other chicks. I was really worried for 3 days, but then they started eating tons. Hope your little one does the same.
     
  8. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    was she with the mom before you got her? I had a problem once with a chick that wouldn't stop, so I put it back out with the mom so we could finally get some sleep. The mom was a crappy mom, but I couldnt take the chirping any more!
     
  9. cmom

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    Constant peeping = not happy. [​IMG]
     
  10. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've received numerous chicks that wouldn't eat. I fed them baby food with an eye dropper for a couple of days. Try Pedialyte, some vegetable-like baby food and warmth. If that doesn't work then it's probably the leg. I've done this for dozens of baby animals and 9/10 it works!
     

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