My chicks don't peep much...why??

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
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Apr 17, 2008
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This is just the weirdest thing. I have a new hatch of 7 mottled bantam cochin chicks from our hen and roo. These chicks hardly peep at all and when they do, it's very softly. They eat and drink fine...just don't make much noise. I'm so used to a loud brooder. You would hardly know they are there.

Anyone else have this experience before??
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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IMO a contented chick, one that's not hungry or cold, won't peep a whole lot. They're too busy learning about the world. All is right with their world.
 

whitecra

Songster
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None of mine say much unless they are hungry, out of water or are too cold. Then they let me know about it. I would say they are happy is the reason they aren't saying much.
Chris
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl.
I guess so...I'm hoping that's it. They just seem like such a sweet little bunch of cochins. Their mama and daddy are very laid back...maybe just got their personalities.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
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I wish I had that problem!! I have one chick in the brooder right now whose mama abandoned it, and it won't SHUT UP!! If I am in the room where it can see me then it just peeps quietly, but as soon as i leave the room, OMG!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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Quote:OT- shelley are you saying it's alone in the brooder? If so, try adding a chick-sized stuffed animal or a hand mirror to keep it company.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
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I tried the animal, I'll have to try the mirror next. I was thinking of putting it back with mama tonight, to see if she will take it. It was only about 6 hours old when we stuck it under her, with her having day olds already. I think she left it cuz it was too slow. They (the hens) seem like they sit on the chicks for a day or so, until they can get around pretty well, and since this one was so young, it wasn't getting around very good. It is only 2 days old now, I think, and I have a hen that is hatching now, so maybe I'll give it to her.
 

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