new chick SO LOUD

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Minky, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Minky

    Minky Songster

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    We just brought her home (she is 6 days old) and she wont stop peeping unless we hold her or at least sit by her. Its so loud.

    Im using MHP and so far, she wont go under.... I have never raised chicks before. She is very rambunctious and likes to sit on her perch, run about and CHEEP.

    Is all the cheeping normal. REALLY loud. OMG

    And yes, she is an only chick.
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Old chick? Did you mean only chick? If you meant only chick, then that's your issue. Get another chick to keep her company.
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    She is spoiled....

    Hates to be alone now. Does she have any "friend'? They might help, however, once spoiled always spoiled...
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Being alone is distressing for them...the loud peep is their distress call. They are not meant to be kept alone
     
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  5. Minky

    Minky Songster

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    oh my.. yes, only chick- ive edited now.. darn spell check.
    Well, i have another 45 chicks coming- but not for a few weeks. i guess ill tell my 3 kids they dont have to put her back ... they are happy to chick sit for the next month.
     
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  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Will the chicks be day olds? Because at that point she would be five weeks (if they'll be in a month from now) and at that point that age difference is too extreme to put them together. You're better off going back to wherever you got her from and getting another. Plus, I'm sure you all have to sleep at some point, lol, and she's not going to sleep just because you are, so she'll scream all night.
     
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  7. Minky

    Minky Songster

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    yes, they'll be day olds.
    yes, I know.... i wasnt planning on raising them together, I didnt think the volume would be an issue... hopefuly she'll settle down...

    ..but I cant get other chicks just to keep her company...she better learn how to sleep in silence..
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    This isn't about her learning, this is about her base instincts telling her that she is in danger because she is alone. If you cannot provide what she needs for her well being that may mean that it's time to rethink having her at this point rather than getting another of her breed at the same time that you start your other chicks
     
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  9. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    x3 & it's gunna be a long few weeks for that little dude.:(
     
  10. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    Well she most likely won't.. get used to the constant chirps. chickens are social creatures and it's not really fair to have her alone. Little thing cries because she's lonely.
     
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