Loud chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by artsyrobin, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Hi everyone,i have 2 bantam chicks, they are loudly peeping, my standards never made so much noise! if i hold them they snuggle down to sleep- - they have food,water and the lamp- any suggestions or is that normal?
     
  2. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they quite warm enough?
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i was wondering if they may be too warm? when i pick them up they snuggle down and go to sleep, reminds me of puppies- its their first nite here too.
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puppies will cry when they are too cold or uncomfortable as well. They may need more warmth. Or maybe try a stuffed animal in the brooder. Maybe they want something to cuddle with? Not that I am any expert, but in my experience they don't really tend to cry if they are too warm.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I had one batch of new chicks that were in a brooder with the temperature at 95 degrees and they just wouldn't settle down. I warmed it up several degrees and they quieted right down. You wouldn't think such a small change would make that big a difference, but it does.
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Ok, i think i have it figured out- they settle down when cupped in my hands- soo- i have a beanie baby bat - real soft, it is sitting in the corner of their brooder, so they can snuggle under its wings- and like magic, they relaxed and went to sleep.... silly babies!
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh thats silly funny. I cant believe that worked... lol.
     
  8. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww... I hope you take a picture!
     

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