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loud chirping chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skymonkey, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Our bunch of new chicks just hatched and since its so cold outside we are keeping them inside till they get big enough to go outside. They have been chirping so loud its annoying. My son put a sleep noise machine next to them on rain and they hardly make a sound now. Just thought I'd throw that bit of info out for everyone incase anyone else was having similar problems.
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Nice idea!! I never would have thought of that... [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Loud chirping chicks are trying to tell you something. Are they warm enough?
     
  4. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep should be plenty warm. They are in a very large cooler with a heat lamp on one end and they are scattered all over the cooler and not bunched up which would indicate they were to cool. Thermometer on the cool end is around 80 so they should be fine.
     
  5. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks chirp loudly also, I don't think that's unusual. They do chirp louder if they get spooked or something exciting happens in the pen. I like the idea of the "rain" maker, great thinking![​IMG]
    CJ
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  7. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I'm like gritsar: I have had many many chicks in the house in a brooder and the only time they got loud was when there was a problem...

    Free choice food and water? Could they be too hot?
     
  8. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep plenty food and water, we keep both full at all times. Its not that they are being excessively loud or anything but its not a huge house and sound carries good in here. It also attracts the attention of our pitbullies who could easily get to them if they wanted. They are good dogs though and don't bother anything they aren't supposed to. Its my understanding that new chicks need to be kept about 100 degrees and with the heat lamp on one end and an 80 degree reading on the other end they shouldn't be to hot either. Its just that the chirping gets annoying after awile and the sleep machine really does the trick. The jungle setting with predator bird noises throws them into a frenzy though.....lol.
     

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