non stop chirping! should i be concerned?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdbrain5, May 19, 2011.

  1. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    one (out of 8) of my chicks will not stop peeping! he is the smallest one of his breed in there, but seems fine otherwise. all the others are fine, not too hot not too cold, food, water. the only thing is i am suspicious of cocci because these chicks were started on non medicated feed (all the feed store had at the time) and i think that might be why they got it because all other hatches have been just fine. one chick did pass, but i think he would have anyhow, he was very small and weak right away, splay legged too. i have started the sulmet yesterday, and they all seem fine. i know usually a noisey chick is a red flag. hes been this way from the start, they are about 5 days old. is he just a loud mouth or should i check for something or what might be wrong?

  2. Sorin

    Sorin Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Glenfield, ny
    It sounds like you have checked everything you should, I had one that did the same thing but only for a couple of days. You could try holding her close to the heat for a few seconds just to make sure that she is not cold. If she quiets down then you know. Some chicks might need more heat than others. Sorry I couldn't help you more [​IMG]
  3. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Hagerstown, MD
    I would try seeing if the peeper stops if she gets warmer. I have 29 peeps, all different breeds, and had 2-3 that just needed some more heat. Good luck! [​IMG]
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have had a chick like that before and he was cold even though the other ones were warm.

    I hope he feels better soon!

  5. laseterlass

    laseterlass Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    Insecure. I ordered 15 Orpies and got 16. The one weighs less. I can actually feel the diff when I pick her up. And she will not SHOOSH when I hold her. When she is in with the others she is quiet and eats, drinks bounces around. But take her away from the clutch and she freaks. She is one that is going to somebody elses house for sure.
  6. paigeandclyde

    paigeandclyde In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    maybe try putting a little perch nearer to the light that it can get up to to help warm itself
  7. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Songster

    Jun 1, 2009
    For my chicks, I put a cardboard box in the brooder, with some dollar store boa feathers cut up. The chicks would all clump together in that box under the feathers with the heat lamp. No manic peeping!!

  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    Little chick is chilled. Warm it up in your hands and maybe adjust the light a little to make it warmer. I've had this happen twice.
  9. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    yay!! silence! i switched my bulbs from my reg. 100 watt to the red 250 and it seems much happier. just got to adjust it so the others arent too warm now and find the happy medium! thanks everyone! i just figured since no one else was complaining that wasnt it. [​IMG]
    since these chicks have cocci (possibly) how long until i could put them with the others? tomorrow will be day 2 of treatment..

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