Do baby roosters chirp like songbirds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by govega, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. govega

    govega Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, we have three babies and we are of course trying to determine what sex they are. The third baby, who is a "jumper" (they are bantams) also chirps and sounds like a songbird, this is unlike the other two, who are still peeping. He also seemed to have short flight feathers.

    I am wondering if anyone else noticed that roosters chirp prior to crowing. My chicks are two weeks old. Or is this just an attribute of bantams?

    Thanks,
     
  2. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some pullet chicks who chirped long almost like a purrrrrrrrr type cirp, is that what you are describing? Not sure about sexing by feather.
     
  3. govega

    govega Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    No this is a real trilling chirp, similar to a songbird singing in the morning!
     
  4. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I don't know if it's only the cockerels doing it, but quite a few of my chicks chirp this way. And at five weeks of age, it gets pretty loud at times. [​IMG]
     
  5. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most roo's i have seen have long flight feathers
     

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