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My chicks won't stop chirping - I think they even do it in their sleep

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobbieschicks, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    My White Leghorns are 3 weeks old tomorrow and they are getting louder and more "talkative" every week - they've been especially loud since I took them out twice to play in a temporary exercise pen this past week. Are all chicks this boisterous or is there something wrong? They have food and water and are the correct temperature - but their chatter level has definitely increased.

    I have just about finished making their coop and am planning to move them out there at the end of next week - I think they are ready and I know I'm ready to let them have their space. They seemed much happier playing in the grass then in this plastic brooder.

  2. With each different batch of chicks I raise I've notice that some batches are louder then others. I had a batch in the early spring that was so quiet I thought there was something wrong with them (they grew perfectly fine) and this last batch was so loud it was driving me nuts, I also thought some thing might be wrong (they are perfectly fine) they are all the same breed, I think some are just louder then others. I don't think you need to worry as long as they are eating, drinking and growing!![​IMG] [​IMG]
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  3. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chirping

    Jul 29, 2011
    ive had a batch that will never shut up. it is totally fine
  4. Rachy

    Rachy Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I have one chick who refuses to be quiet. She's 10 weeks old now, I am hoping that when she starts clucking she shuts up a bit [​IMG]
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Okay - looks like my chicks are normal - loud - but normal. Thanks!
  6. stilldeb

    stilldeb Songster

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    My last bunch never stopped, not even when they were asleep, but there were only five of them and I thought it was cute, called it "sleep-peeping". OH...except if I sang to them...they fell asleep immediately, even standing up, leaned over on each other and closed their eyes...too funny. Love peepers.

    deb g
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  7. Player Hater

    Player Hater Songster

    Feb 8, 2010
    one of my hens never shuts up and the others are mostly quiet

  8. Brandon W

    Brandon W In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2018
    Rooster babies will do this. They simply chitter and squeak all the time. It’s because they are “protecting” the flock. In nature this behavior wouldn’t survive. Baby birds making that much noise are chicken nuggets in the predator kingdom. This Golden Sebright Roo is 10 weeks old and never shuts up. The Hen is 8 weeks and she’s quite as a house mouse. image.jpg

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