Parakeets and chick Odd just odd.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pw_quiltworks, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    I guess I didn't think a chick could mimic a parakeet. My chick is a little more than a week old and still in the brooder for a few more days. The parakeets are in the next room. Both doors are open. Last couple of days I heard this wild noise coming form the chick. I went each time and investigated. Nothing. Nothing at all wrong. The chick is super friendly and is the only one that hatched. Sooo I am trying to bring it up without other hens until spring. So far so good. Again today that screech from the chick. I run into the bathroom and nothing. Again the chick just looks at me as if to say WOT. [​IMG] Next thing I hear is the male parakeet making that same sound. I have convinced myself that they are talking to each other in some sort of weird screech. I keep looking each time and nothing is wrong at all. The chick is healthy and loves to be held. I guess it's just a little lonely. I am thinking of putting the chick where it can see the parakeets. I have the chick in a fish tank with ample ventilation so I know she has fresh air. I only keep it half covered at night as I live in Maine and it doesn't stay warm all night with a wood stove. Right now I have the temp at 80 in the brooder. The chick seems lively and active and growing quite fast. She has feathered out some. It's a lemon coocoo orpington. I am quite happy to have her. I am pretty sure it's a female. Not much in the way of a comb. The rooster I have out in the coop had a comb from day one. It was so red by two weeks..well you just can tell with this breed. The females didn't start for like a month then they did not get red for quite some time after. Odd breed. I have had them for 8 months and no eggs from two of them. Only one of the three lays eggs.


    I want to add that I am not a hoarder. I have one chic inside. one cat, two parakeets and my coop only has 4 chickens. That's it. I have no plans on getting any more until spring when I can sell the ones in the coop.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] A parakeet talking chick!
     

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