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Is 2 week old chick trying to crow

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spud Chicken, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Oct. only one Blue Orpington chick hatched. Yesterday I was holding the chick, and it does all the motions of a rooster crowing but no sound. At this post the chick is 16 days old and was wondering if this chick might be rooster.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  2. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no chick would even be thinking of crowing at this age [​IMG]
     
  3. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought, but you never know.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Can you post a video? I'd love to see this!
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    my chick will strech it's neck out and open it's mouth wide. What is it doing?
     
  6. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about standards, but I have had some bantams before start at 2 to 3 weeks...so it maybe....
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Actually, this question has come up before on BYC and I read a reply from someone on another thread that her roo started "crowing" at only 5 days of age. The description was very similar to what you are describing.
     
  8. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it might be yawning....i've seen my chicks do that
     
  9. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    I got Norwegian Jaerhon hatching eggs. I ended up with 4 cockerels and 5 pullets... I had one of the baby roos crow at just under 2 wks... and he did it daily!!! When I first heard I rushed to the brooder because I thought someone had to be dying from the sound he was making... nope as I stood there he did it again... the whole 9 yards... puffed out chest, wing flapping... it was hysterical. They are not quite 8 weeks old and some of the cockerels are trying to mount the pullets [​IMG] of course the girls will have none of that [​IMG]

    Apparently these birds do mature early
     
  10. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a marans cockerel who started crowing at 1 week, and I know people have had them start earlier.
     

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