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My Chick Choir

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ncgnance, May 24, 2008.

  1. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 week old silkies and cochins do something really weird that none of my other biddies have ever done. I have one chick that always starts this, and he/she will start chirping, really loudly, and then all of them will join in. It is so loud, it hurts my ears. When I look in the box, they're all standing in a group, not huddled up, all looking one way, and taking time about chirping. They don't sound scared, just loud. I don't know how long this would last, as I usually get them to stop. Maybe some of you who have silkies or cochins know what they're doing. It seems like some kind of pack "ritual." Maybe they think they're wolves...LOL
     
  2. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it sound something like this..."buck, buck buck, buuuuuccccckkkkkkk". If it does then that is an alarm cry. My chickens do that when one of them senses danger and they all run for cover and then they are all making that sound.
     
  3. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it doesn't sound like an alarm chirp at all. In fact, it sounds almost melodious, like a CHIRRUP, but it's hard to explain. And they're all standing there just looking at the side of the box...
     
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a video of them doing this?
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I think you may have a 10,000.00 wiiner on America's Funniest Home Video CHICKIE CHOIR!

    Sounds cute to me.
     
  6. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a video camera, but that would be great if I could. Maybe I can borrow one when I go home....It IS cute, but more than that, it seems mysterious to me. Like I said, its hard to explain....
     
  7. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reminds me of Jurassic Park 2 where the velociraptors do this when the chopper is coming! Is there a chopper in your area? [​IMG] Steph
     
  8. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know what, that's exactly what they remind me of, sometimes. These cochin biddies will stretch out their necks and almost stand on their tippy toes and look up at me, kinda scary...I'm glad they're not bigger. they do that when they're "singing", too. My other biddies didn't act like these.
     
  9. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a camcorder either, but I can do short video clips on my digital camera & then load those up onto photobucket to share. It has worked quite well.
     
  10. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll try that!!
     

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