Does the chirping sound change?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmtcmkb, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Just curious I have 5, 4 week old chicks and I noticed at least one is sounding different the past couple of days? I imagine they change as some point as they dont chirp forever is that all this is at this point?

    edited to say "4" week old chicks! it's too early [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Yes it will change, but each chick can be a little different.
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    My 10 week old chicks still chirp a little from time to time, but not as often - it's approaching more of a cluck sound now. But the 14 week chicks now make more of a cluck sound then a chirp. It's so cute to hear their voices change. Of course my rooster's crow has changed over time as well. He started his squeeky door sound at around 6 weeks and now has almost perfected it. My 2 week olds are still chirping away like little birds and fluttering around inside the brooder in our living room. I have noticed that with every hatch I've done, they start out with a cute little chirp the 1st week and that gets progressively louder and more often as they approach the 4 week mark. I move mine to the outside brooder at that point so I don't get to hear them as much.

    I listend to my 10 week olds while I was outside today and they are definitely clucking more then chirping [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  4. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I noted just a few days ago my 10 week old chicks are now combining chirps, whistles, and quacking croaks - their first attempt at clucking. As their voices change, you will hear all kinds of very strange sounds coming from your small fry.

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