Quiet breed of chicks?

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  1. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my 3 buff orp/brahma crosses in their own bin. They are in our basement, and there are 2 other bins on each side of them. Mine never peep unless i pick them up to quick, or like when i tried to look closer at wing feathers. They're a week old. They're neighbors i swear never shut up, lol! Are my 3 just quiet cuz i'm constantly down there talking or holding them? I have 1 girl i've been really spoiling [​IMG] Or are their bantams and maran neighbors just naturally louder? My chicks are all healthy, growing and active! No puffiness or weird behaviors.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Chicks are fairly quiet as long as they are comfortable, so I would see why the other bins and chicks aren't, I would compare temperature and look at the room to move around.
     
  3. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One bin is chicks all hatched the same day,marans. The other bin has seramas and 2 older mixed breed chicks. The serama bin dont have a heat lamp,the hick bins do,all the same temps.they are all healthy,maybe just 3 in my bin makes them quieter?
     
  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Some breeds can be quieter than others (in general). Chicks will peep especially if they're lonely or frightened, but can remain fairly quiet unless they hear you coming or you're trying to sleep.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    There might be something to this, your chicks, the OP's, probably get quiet when they hear you coming because you are going to reach in and grab them, so they are quiet like you are a predator.
     
  6. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i'm a predator to them? :( why would the other 2 bins carry on their peeping?
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Do you handle the other chicks too, it's not a bad thing it's just an instinct to be quiet when something approaches, mine do it all the time when chicks.
     
  8. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't personally handle the others,only my 3. They are handled though. I just spoil mine moreso [​IMG]
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Than the others don't need to be quiet when you approach, only yours, as they get bigger they will come running to see you.
     
  10. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!!!
     

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