Did My 1 and 1/2 Week Old Chick Just Crow?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I was holding my 1 and 1/2 week old barred OEGB chick this morning when it made a strange sound. It was upest and peeping very loudly to it's mom when it stuck out it's neck and did a little trill-like sound. I stood there in shock thinking "Did you just crow?!". I really hope it didn't because I want it to be a hen[​IMG]. It doesn't have a comb forming or anything!

    What do you think, is it possible I heard it crow?
    (Please say no!)
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup.

    Here is a chick I hatched that crowed at 1 DAY old.
     
  3. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a zip tie on it and track it to see if it is in fact a roo. You have a 50% chance of being right just from chance but this could help confirm it. I use zip ties to track mine when I suspect roos just t see how accurate I am at sexing them. Remember to check the ties often to see if it needs to be cut and a new one put on that is more loose. Don't want to amputate any feet on accident! lol
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Well great. I have 2 little roosters.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I only have 2 chicks, and they are easily distinguishable. [​IMG]
    Thank you for your reply. [​IMG]
     

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