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One EE chick making a weird chirping noise, not peeping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jendodd79, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE 3 week old chicks has stopped cheeping, and is making some stranger bird noises. It's trying to get itself on the top of the pecking order, chasing the others around and pecking at them. Is this roo behaviour?
     
  2. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does it sound like this one?



    I found it when I was doing a search earlier on reasons my own might be making strange noises. Mine doesn't sound anything like this one, thankfully lol (still hoping she is indeed a she)
     
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  3. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my - yes it does!
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know much about chickens, but that sounds like a mini-crow to me. lol Mine is more of a "pe-peep" so I think she's just...I don't know, practicing for Broadway or something :shrug:

    Sounds to me like you may have a rooster if yours is making that noise, though.
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Jendodd79, post pics and let us see.
     
  6. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good idea [​IMG]
     
  7. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a video! It wasn't making the shrill sounds that it was in the coop, but it still sounds different then peeping!

    Oh sorry, apparently it takes a little white to convert! I'm a video uploading newbie
     
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  8. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    hmm. It almost sounds like something is hurting...particularly when you pick it up. I'm not sure =( Did it maybe hurt itself? I just don't know enough about chickens to know...I'm sure someone else will see this though =)
     
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  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    It sounds normal to me. I have 2 EE's and a sex-link chick in the brooder now. They are 4 weeks old. They squeal when I pick them up. Chirp loudly when I move my arm over the brooder. They most likely think your arm is a predator. It is hard wired into them to freak out when they see something overhead. And with it by itself it is probably chirping to find its friends.
     
  10. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    it only make that sound when she touched it, i think you may be onto something here.
     

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