NONONO!!! I think it's trying to CROW!!! Added pics for eye candy!! :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wyo-helpmeet, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    [​IMG] My favouritest chick (3 weeks tomorrow & an EE) I think is trying to crow!! [​IMG] Unless I can convince the neighbors to keep it, I can't have a roo [​IMG] Basically is opens it's mouth, stretches it's neck & nothing comes out, but at the end of it, it chirps. [​IMG] I have done SO good at not becoming attached until we can sex them, but this one has just really tugged my heart strings!!! [​IMG]

    Console me, convince me otherwise, something [​IMG]
     
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  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

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    If its any help..

    Maybe you chick just thinks it funny to torment you?

    If it does turn out to be a boy, someone on here somewhere (i think it was on here) built a 'cock box' (bad name isnt it).

    Basically it was a box under the nest boxes, that stayed nice and dark and was too low for the boys to crow properly. They let him out at a reasonable hour when everyone was already awake and therefore not cranky about him crowing...

    Telling the neighbours he wont be waking them up 5am is definately a selling point
     
  3. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    Quote:LOL, I do hope SHE is trying to torment me!!!

    I actually ran the rooster box & 9am by a neighbor yesterday & she didn't bat a lash except to say good luck. One down.....
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Crowing

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    Don't despair, just yet.

    All of my chicks, as well as many other kinds of birds that I've observed, engage in the behavior similar to what you describe -- they're just moving food from their crops down into their stomachs.

    Your chick might be a rooster, but I wouldn't count on it based only on this behavior.
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I think it's yawning...
     
  6. LegHorn-BusHorn

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    If it crows its gotta go! Just kidding I love my rooster, by accident!
     
  7. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    3 weeks is a little young for crowing-it may have just been yawning or working something out of it's crop. Don't worry...yet![​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:A little young, but not impossible.
    Using a box to prevent crowing doesn't work. A rooster will find a way to crow, unless you duct tape his mouth shut; which is what I threatened my Thor with today.
     
  9. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

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    Oh thank you!! I do hope it's food or yawning!!! Do I need to keep an eye on it for anything abnormal? Besides crowing. [​IMG]
     
  10. wyo-helpmeet

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    Quote:A little young, but not impossible.
    Using a box to prevent crowing doesn't work. A rooster will find a way to crow, unless you duct tape his mouth shut; which is what I threatened my Thor with today.

    Not preventing a roo from crowing, just preventing the neighbors from hearing him [​IMG]
     

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