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

wyo-helpmeet

Songster
10 Years
Apr 23, 2009
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West TN
My favouritest chick (3 weeks tomorrow & an EE) I think is trying to crow!!
Unless I can convince the neighbors to keep it, I can't have a roo
Basically is opens it's mouth, stretches it's neck & nothing comes out, but at the end of it, it chirps.
I have done SO good at not becoming attached until we can sex them, but this one has just really tugged my heart strings!!!


Console me, convince me otherwise, something
 
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pixie74943

Songster
10 Years
May 25, 2009
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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
 

wyo-helpmeet

Songster
10 Years
Apr 23, 2009
657
4
141
West TN
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.....
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
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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.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
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.
 

wyo-helpmeet

Songster
10 Years
Apr 23, 2009
657
4
141
West TN
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.
 

wyo-helpmeet

Songster
10 Years
Apr 23, 2009
657
4
141
West TN
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
 

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