Do male chicks practice crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ariomi, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Ariomi

    Ariomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Lately i've been hearing this tiny crow like noise coming from the brooder. I know I have a few cockerels in my straight run batch of bantams, but at 2 1/2 weeks would the males be vocalizing differently already? I would guess not but this is a brand new sound and it's loud copared to their other noises!
     
  2. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 week old cockerel that crows every morning already (or tries to). I've had some try to start even earlier than that too!
     
  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol.

    I kept hearing a strange noise coming my chick box, it sounded like someone was hurt or scared, and I would always run in there to see, but nobody would be doing anything then, of course.

    Then my husband happened to be watching when my 4 week old silver seabright let out a mangled crow.

    It was really cute.
     
  4. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing always happens to me! I think someone's getting picked on so I run to the brooder. Takes me a week or so before I catch them in the act. It always seems way too early for them to be crowing... Of course, I can usually spot the boys by their behavior just a few days to a week after hatch. Little punks.
     
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  6. Ariomi

    Ariomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow haha no way! Thats such an adorable video! And here I am thinking I was asking a dumb question! Thanks so much guys, now I know I'm not going crazy when I hear sounds like that comeing from the brooder!
     

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