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Does a loud chick indicate a possible roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThinkingChickens, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    I have three chicks. All are eating, scratching and growing well. However, one is a peeper. She is loud. They are outside and the temp is 80-85. They have adequate shade and water and food. She looks in good condition with no pasty butt or any feather issues. She actually is starting to look very pretty. Oh, all three chicks are 4.5 weeks old. The one that's the peeper is an Australorp. Could I have a roo? Or, could one be nervous because the three bigger chickens are close by? They aren't being harassed but the big girls are interested. Maybe it's nothing. Ha ha

  2. QuinnP

    QuinnP Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    probably means that the chick is the reincarnation of a politician
  3. lutz123

    lutz123 Chirping

    I had a brooder full of BR's and one was extremely loud. My daughter picked it for that reason and I swore it was going to be a roo. It turned out to be a pullet and every time I heard her I knew the food dish was running low or the water had become shaving filled!
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    Quote:Funny! Hahaha

    Okay, so it's possible she's just loud, like me? I mean, there are loud people too so I guess it can translate into animals. She's so cute and great at getting up on this little roosting branch I rigged for her. She's just SO LOUD! Hopefully she'll quiet down.
  5. ChIcKeN_DiNnErS

    ChIcKeN_DiNnErS In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG]: Iaso have a crazy peeping girly (just shy of 4 wks old now), and have always found that the brooder crate was in need of something when I check. Be it an empty food dish, shaving stuffed waterer, spilled water in the shavings or the crate's bedding is ready to be changed (which is done every other day)!

    I don't know if this makes any sense or if it's complete nonsense (I tend to have some squirrely thoughts [​IMG] [​IMG]) but I think, I could be wrong and am over-fantasizing chicken intelligence [​IMG], but I think that a group of chicks that are raised together, as in chicken hierachy, the chicks dispense "jobs" as well as each chicken's social standings, and the peeper is the one to let the butler/maid (the chicken caretaker) know to serve them. Either way, I don't really believe loud chicks neccessarily tell the sex of the chicks, sorry.
  6. ninabeast

    ninabeast Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    I had a monstrous peeper that turned out to be my girliest girly-girl. She still, however, will run around screaming when she gets a hold of a good treat.

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