Screaming Chick?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peppypap, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Peppypap

    Peppypap In the Brooder

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    Hello, My 5-6 week old chick that I got a few days ago just SCREAMED! Like real Horrror movie scream! Multipule times!! [​IMG] Why do they do this??? It (Not sure if boy or girl) Has plenty of water, feed, it's in a bed of hay inside a plastic storage bin with a plastic chicken wire top, and a friends it likes to nest with. It made me jump out of my skin!! What the what?!?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I have a guess for you. Could it possibly be a roo just starting to crow? I have heard that when they first start it can be a very strange noise and the noise is different from one roo to another. I am assuming that you checked to make sure it wasn't hurt.
     
  3. Peppypap

    Peppypap In the Brooder

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    Yes, it is perfectley fine. Now it's scratching in the hay with the other chick looking for food it kicked out. Waaa!!! I can't have roosters in Dallas!! [​IMG] There has to be another reason!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    You hatched the chick and can't have roos. What is your plan for the 50% roos that hatch?
     
  5. Peppypap

    Peppypap In the Brooder

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    Did you read the post? 5-6 week old chick I got a few days ago. I can't hatch a 5 week old chick. [​IMG]
     
  6. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

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    if its a roo, bring it over and i'll give it a good home.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Quote:Sorry, my bad. Not quite sure how I did that.

    If you bought females, then, perhaps the seller would take him back in trade for a (real) female. Often they will. Anyone can guess wrong at this age.
     
  8. Peppypap

    Peppypap In the Brooder

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    You would do that Jasonm? [​IMG] Thank you soo much!! It's a little cochin, maybe Some silkie in it. It was sold yo us as a silkie and we saw the mom, but unkown Dad. Not even sure if that was the mom. Would you like me to post a picture? It is just the sweetest little thing, And it's is such a cute little chick! We will let you know if it turns out to be a roo. (We are thinking yes, but hoping it is a hen!)
     

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