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Crowing 5 day old?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tsagirl, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Ok so I have one in this batch of babies from hatching 5 days ago that strains his neck up and crows???
    Its not a real crow but not a "cheep cheep" either. I have never ever seen or heard this before!

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    Has anyone else had this happen before??!!

    Is it a roo?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have had two crow in their first week. Sounds like Buh-REET! Five days and seven days.
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    speckled that is exactly how it sounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So am I in for a dominate roo here?

    LOL!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Don't know about dominant, but an Ameraucana crowed at five days and my Blue Orp/Buff Brahma, the blue one in the brooder now, crowed at seven days-both definite roosters! Wish they'd all declare themselves so early!
     
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    I know this way I could really sex them and know which ones to locate to a new home or eat...or the ones I can keep. Oh well I guess "buttercup" what the kids called him will be going to a new home. LOL!
    Thanks so much speckled!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Isnt it just the cutest thing you ever heard, though? I love it.
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    It is pretty darn cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    One of my Jersey Giant roos crowed his first crow when he was about 4 days old. DH heard it and came running up to me and said, "you're not going to believe this, but one of your chicks just crowed!" It was so funny so watch that little chick stretch out his neck and crow. [​IMG]
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have had two orpie chicks give a crow in their first couple days. DH didn't believe me until I took him in and the little bugger belted one out right in front of him. LOL Too funny! I wish they were all so obvious.

    Jody
     
  10. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Ya know it would be a perfect world if they all started up crowing on say day 5! LOL!!

    Jody did ya get the card? [​IMG][​IMG]

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