How long do chicks peep for?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tulie13, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister's friend got some RIR pullets, supposedly 3 months old, and they are all still "peeping". I don't remember any of my birds peeping at that age - they had all started "talking" by then. Is she getting the wool pulled over her eyes? [​IMG]

    Unfortunately she got them from the same hatchery that sold me 8 RIR sexed chicks in April, supposed to be girls, all 8 were boys. The guy said he'd do a trade-out and even loan me a cage so I could quarantine, but then he never called back or returned my calls after that. [​IMG] Plus side - I did learn how to whack roos! [​IMG]
     
  2. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can provide one data point - mine are 7 weeks old, and two of them have started changing from peeping to clucking. The rest are still cheepers.
     
  3. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Mine are 7 weeks old atm, and still peeping away. However there is one or two who are starting to do the " phhhhheeeep" rather than the "peep" lol its so funny when their little peeps start to change!

    I remember our first girls were peeping until about 10-12 weeks before theys tarted to change over... it was shortly before we had them moved to the new coop that they started to do the beginning clucks.
     

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