My new chick is SO loud!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by christall, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. christall

    christall Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got 2 chicks (a Turken and a Wyandotte). The Turken, Poppy, is THE LOUDEST chick I've ever had. I will freely admit that
    we've only raised 6 chickens from chicks - but none of them were this loud. She isn't in any distress, is eating/drinking fine, interacting with the other chick just fine... But she is CONSTANTLY peeping - unless I pick her up, then she's quiet and curious and hopping about from my hand to my shirt...

    Is this another normal thing? Is she lonely for another Turken? Is this a normal breed thing?

    It is unbelievable how loud she is - and how long she's been peeping her little naked-neck heart out...

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Christall
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Are they possibly cold? Chicks are very noisy when they were wet/cold. Is he acting okay, sometimes sick chickens are very noisy. Or it could just be you have a noisy chicken! Good luck

    ~ Aspen
     
  3. christall

    christall Out Of The Brooder

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    I made sure she was dry and the temp in their box is 95/96 in the warmest spot. Then over by their food it is a bit cooler... They seem to be hanging out in the middle of the space... I'm thinking she's just a big mouth birdy - THE cutest little chick ever, but big, BIG mouth.

    Thanks for your thoughts - I'm always a nervous mama the first few days.

    Christall
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though she has a chick friend in there with her, consider taping a small mirror near the spot where she likes to sleep best. A feather duster suspended to where it almost touches the floor of the brooder may also help. A small stuffed animal sometimes does the trick too.
     
  5. christall

    christall Out Of The Brooder

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    The mirror helped a TON... She's happily sleeping now after staring at herself (and pecking a bit) for about 5 minutes...
     

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