different peeps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firefighter Chick, May 21, 2011.

  1. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 50 buff orpingtons which are just over a week old. I have observed them and socialized (ie. played and cuddled) with them. They are already starting to come around and sit on me and be petted. I am noticing that some of their peeping is different pitched than the others. I'm not talking the alarm peep, just the normal peeping that they do, some are a little higher pitched than others. Is this a sign of gender difference or is this just individual differences?
     
  2. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really can not answer your specific question regarding different peeps for different genders. However, my wife swears that our chicks have an actual language of peeps that she understands and peeps back to them. For each different situation they have a different kind of peeping and she is actually able to differentiate between the chicks just by their peeps.
     
  3. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    U.S.A.
    I cannot tell the difference between peeps among the chicks. [​IMG]
    However, chicks' "voices" change as they grow from a peep to a "buck-buck-buck" sound. We have month-old-chicks and week-old-chicks now, and their peeps are different, but not by much.
     

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