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? 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. Plus side - I did learn how to whack roos!