Lullabye?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicknmania, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    Our "chicks" aren't really much chicks anymore, but they've been in our basement since the beginning of Dec; at this point they're just waiting for spring as they've never experienced real cold. They're about ten weeks now, and of course I talk to them whenever I get a free sec. They always come to the front of the cage, get quiet, and eyeball me when I talk to them. Well today I was talking to them for about five minutes, telling them about their mom, (who died) and on and on. Our main cockerel in the bunch (Jack Frost) stared at me for a while, then his eyes began to close as if I were lulling him to sleep. When I quit talking he'd open his eyes again, then doze off again when I started talking. It was so weird! Is this an immature nervous system thing, or what?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I used to sing to the bunnies my brother and I raised as kids. Now, with all my allergies, I just sound like a cackling old broad! [​IMG]
     
  4. pegbo

    pegbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been known to sing to my chicks now and then. They seem to like it and it calms them down.
     
  5. rachlore

    rachlore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When ever my chicks make a lot of noise I always sing to them to calm them down. It really works!
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    I did that later(sang a lullabye) with that same bunch of chicks, and it did work. :) We still have Jack Frost, he's hardly a chick now....but when I think about it sometimes I will still sing to him. [​IMG]
     

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