just wondering...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesduckies, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    why do people call ducklings CHICKS? chicks are baby chickens..... DUCKLINGS are baby ducks..... kinda starting to drive me nuts

    anyone else..?


    no offense to people but.... ya..
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    lol... I always have to check things I write on hear to make sure I dont refer to chooks.

    Here in Australia the following applies.

    Chicken - Unsexed baby chook
    Pullet - young female chook
    Hen - female chook older than 1 year

    Cockerel Young male chook
    Rooster Male chook over 1 year.

    Duckling - baby duck
    Duck - female Duck
    Drake - male duck


    Oh..also...there is a BIG difference between ducklings, goslings and cygnets.
     
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    ducky.. thats what i mean

    chick... baby chicken

    duckling.. baby duck

    gosling.. baby goose

    cygnet.. baby swan...
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ducklets. They went from ducklings to ducklets when they hit the gangly funny looking stage and even though they've started laying, there's no way they are all grown up, so they will basically forever be my ducklets.
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Quote:Chicks is shorter, and being chicken peple thet might eben kbow the correct term,
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people call any baby bird a chick. The word chick is actually appropriate and acceptable to use with most baby birds, especially songbirds and shorebirds.
     
  7. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, i have a dumb question but i must know,
    what, exactly is a chook?

    Beth

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you can come out from under the chair a chook is a chicken [​IMG]
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Yea. Wonder who started calling them "chooks" Whats up with that one? [​IMG]
     
  10. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    By definition - "chook " is an slang Australian and New Zealand term used to describe domestic fowl or chickens as you guys all call them ( Gallus gallus domesticus.)

    It came about from imitating the clucking sounds that they make.
     

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