Happy "trilling" sound my little ones are making...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wynette, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got an 8-week old Wheaten Penedesenca pullet with two 5-week old Ameraucana....chicks. Not sure on their genders yet, will post pics & ask opinions when they're a little older.

    Anyway, last night, I peeked in their little pen, and I saw the cutest thing - the WP squatting down, had her wing over the top of one of the chicks, and the other chick was on her back; all half asleep.

    One of the chicks was making a real cute "trilling" noise - that's the best way I can think to describe it. None of them were standing; all sitting and close to sleep. I thought it was a happy sound, relaxing or something, but I understand it MAY be an indication that whoever's making it, could be a roo. Anyone have insight into this cute little sound?
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Nope, that's the happy chicken sound. Both sexes make it.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, good! I'm so glad to hear it! I was watching and listening last night for a good, solid hour, and I also did note that one of the Ameraucana babies made a "fast trilling" noise - that's the best way I can describe it - it was a little higher pitched, and....fast - he was annoyed at one of the others, because I'd thrown in a couple little pieces of lettuce, and they got them before he could - he was chasing them, trying to snatch it out of their beaks. Could THIS be the "roo trill"?
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    That is really sweet Wynette. thanks for sharing that. I have no idea about roo sounds except when they start crowing. My youngest started crowing at 9 wks
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow - that's pretty young! I heard my first crow from Maurice (my only roo) at I think 10 weeks, and I think I heard it quite by accident. I'd just transferred them from the horse trough in my garage to the new coop/run, and it was night time - he was in the coop, and I heard a quiet and tentative crow...I think he was practicing! HA! Cute little buggers we have!
     

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