Playing music for chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PearlaMae123, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. PearlaMae123

    PearlaMae123 In the Brooder

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    so my 2 chicks are nervous in their brooder. we decided to put the classical music station on a small radio. they were skeptical at first, but now they’re nodding off to string quartets!!
    may not work for all chicks but certainly calmed down this bunch. :)
     
  2. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    I have always let classical play to all my chicks, and I ended up piping it out to the coop. When moving chicks out to coop, they gravitate towards it. :bun
     
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  3. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino

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    Anny preference? Beethoven, Mozart Bach or maybe Khachaturian? :lol:
     
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  4. trinity1111

    trinity1111 In the Brooder

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    I play the Classical Music station too! They luv the strings to wind down. The opera is especially fun when they are up and active.
     
  5. trinity1111

    trinity1111 In the Brooder

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    My 3 4 week old chicks grew up listening to the Classical Music station. They absolutely LOVED Mozart's "Magic Flute".
     
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  6. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    Ha! They listen to a Washington DC NPR classical station. On Saturdays they play opera, and that seems okay. They don't seem to like the hour of NPR talk radio they play at night though. :idunno
     
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  7. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    I've read that people say that over time, predators get used to the music, but knock on wood, no evidence, tracks or digging, over any. Also, my original coop is attached to my shed, which I recently turned into a second coop. The 8 wk olds I put in the shed, wouldn't perch any longer, and piled on top of a barrel on corner to, what I believe, be next to the speaker (which is on the other side of the wall). :pop
     
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  8. ThreePumpkins

    ThreePumpkins Chirping

    I was working in the room with my brooder and my son noticed the chicks seemed to enjoy the music I had playing. This group was a bit older when I got them and a little nervous...music seemed to help calm them.
     
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  9. ghostsnare101

    ghostsnare101 Chirping

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    I’ve been playing country music out in the barn while I work on the coop and I think the chicks have been enjoying it. They end up nodding off lol
     
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  10. jburts

    jburts Songster

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that plays music for my baby chicks, lol
    my family thinks I'm crazy, anyway it does seem to help them calm down at night, this batch of chicks are not as hyper as my last batch,
     
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