Ok? ....What just happened?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sorin, May 15, 2011.

  1. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I'm down giving my 4 1/2 week old chicks some yogurt. I open up the side window in the brooder and they all come out and nibble yogurt off my fingers, and for some reason I decided to crow, just to see their reaction. Wow! Not what I was expecting, they all freaked out! Ran into a corner of the brooder, layed down without moving a muscle or making a sound. After my initial shock, I started laughing like crazy [​IMG] So all I had to do to quiet down those wild parties I keep hearing in the brooder is crow! After I got them back out, I did it again to make sure it wasn't a fluke, and it wasn't. Don't worry, I didn't do it again [​IMG] they hear my rooster crowing outside their window all day and they never had that reaction, now I realize I don't sound exactly like the rooster, but I'm a close facsimile [​IMG] So was this a predator response do you think? Or, did they think I was warning of a predator?
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you scared em.
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They were scared to death! They didn't know what the heck was happening or if this wierd person was going to eat them! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kinda what I thought [​IMG] poor guys!
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We have 3 dogs that live upstairs and our 29 peeps r in the basement. Even tho they hear the dogs everyday (I have raised them all from day old and r now 4, 5, & 6 weeks old) if one of them barks the chicks immediately freeze in place and get quiet and kinda look up! [​IMG] Silly fuzz butts!
     

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