New Chick Trick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fowl weathered friend, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    My new chicks are six days old now and getting boistrous and cheep through the night (not the warning sound/angry cheep, but the 'I'm bored and like the sound of my own voice' cheep, from what I can tell).
    Last night for approx 2 hours the little Ameraucana would cheep and cheep until I went to the brooder and peeked in. They calmed down as long as I was standing there, but not long after I went back to bed they got fussy again!
    So today I created a youtube playlist of broody hen and hens with chicks sounds, and it seems to be doing the trick!
    They perk up, head to the side of the brooder closest to the sound, and happily scratch, eat and fall asleep! Cutest thing!
    I may try this again tonight to see if I can get them to sleep at a normal time. I wonder if the brooder light throws off their sense of time, day/night?
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    And so it begins: you will soon find yourself driving down the road in a minivan or civilized SUV, with a carload of well-groomed chicks sitting in the back watching videos on the pop-down screens while on their way to the soccer game. [​IMG]

    Very cute idea, though - - and it WORKS. Good job!
  3. iheartchkns

    iheartchkns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    ROFL!!! That's SO funny. I can see the minivan and the chicks in the back requesting their favorite "chick flicks" now. haha
  4. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    next they will have a crush on Chicken Little and want his poster in their room.[​IMG]
  5. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Ohgosh that is so cute! LOL [​IMG]

    I leave the radio on for mine [​IMG] Except for my ones outside, they can listen to cows, ahaha

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