is this chick a little roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Marianne67410, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Marianne67410

    Marianne67410 Hatching

    Mar 6, 2008
    This is a silly question, but I'm new to chickens.
    My chicks are 5 weeks old. Tonight one of them (buff orp) stood on top of the feeder and kept opening her mouth wide, like she was yawning. Not a sound came out though. This happened several times.
    All the chicks are *supposed* to be hens, but...well, you know.
    It's comb isn't any bigger or a different color than the others.
    Is this just usual chick behavior or do I have a little rooster?
    (It's embarrassing how much I like these little birds!) [​IMG]
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Probably just plain ol' chick behavior. [​IMG]
  3. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    It was probably doing just that, yawning. I was really embarrased at a show last year when I asked a guy if his rooster actually had a silent crow. It kept stretching it's neck out and opeing it mouth but was not making a sound. The guy looked at me and said, "No, he's yawning." [​IMG] I bought the pair and he did indeed have quite the little voice on him!


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