Incessant Chirping!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by max13077, May 9, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a new order of chicks from Ideal this afternoon. They all appear to be OK. Only thing is, a few of them are chirping like crazy, all the time!!! They have food, water, heat etc. I think everything’s right. Any ideas? They just kind of sit there and chirp, look around, and chirp again.
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they only chirp if something is wrong, at least that is my experience. it sounds like you have the basics right, any chance they are too hot?
     
  3. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good or badc they never stop,lol. they lived in my room for 6weeks and they never stopped, the only time u need to worry is when they do it more loud and u'll know something is wrong.lol.
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coltsrox is right, I was assumming it was the alarmed chirping.
     
  5. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh didn't anyone tell you? They do that for 1 week. Day and nite! [​IMG]

    Nawwwww, just kidding. Have you shown "chirpy" the water, dipped his beak in it and showed him/her the food..........sometimes one chick in a group of 25 will chirp like he/she is lost....they quit real soon unless they are ill.
     
  6. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now that I posted, they've started to quiet down. [​IMG]
     
  7. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first two had a very loud first night, but have calmed down and changed to a cute peep instead. (unless they want to get your attention)

    Louella
     
  8. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never chirped TOO MUCH, but I had this one chick that did and it was a little smaller than the rest and it died like day 2 [​IMG] It wouldnt never really move around or anything either.
     
  9. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had two that did this for 2 days, from my first batch of chicks and they both died. The rest were pretty quiet and they were all fine. I have 4 chicks in the brooder now and they are so quiet. But yesterday, I gave away 8 of the chicks that were in with them and the 4 that are left were freaking out for a couple hours. I wonder if chicks get attached to certain other ones and maybe when their buddy is gone they get upset for a while. Anyway, mine quieted down in just a couple hours after the big change. It could just be the change of a new home and being shipped and all that upset...they'll be fine, I bet!
     
  10. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have different chirps....theres the hungry, thirsty, bored, scared, hungry, lonely, hungry, i-think-i-can-fly-but-i'm-not-sure, and did I mention hungry?!? [​IMG] Trust me, you will learn which ones mean which!! [​IMG]
     

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