Shuttup! D:

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RocketChick, May 7, 2009.

  1. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that I've had for about a week. It WON'T SHUT UP. It's a silkie and it's so annoying! It's not THAT loud....but it's chirp is just one of those sounds you do not want to listen to all day. (or all night! I sleep by the brooder! A high school teen girly(me!) needs some beauty sleep!

    Someone said it might be uncomfortable? It drinks all the time, eats fine, poops fine, and the heat seems perfectly comfortable for it. It has four good chick friends and is very close to the single duckling. Doesn't seem to have a reason to be unhappy...? Maybe that it's content chirp? They all have content chirps but it's very soothing...NOT HERS. Ahhh what do I do?

    Oh yeah, it's a white silkie, if that's important. The rest is one duckling, a silver laced wyandotte, a jersey giant, an EE, and a golden sebright.
     
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Could the other be picking on it ? I have seen this for especially the duck doing the picking. Silkies have different feathers which sometimes causes others to pick at them. [​IMG]
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they just like to announce to the world that "I have vocal cords! I have vocal cords! I HAVE VOCAL CORDS!!!" Try offering them treats. It shuts em up for a while.
     
  4. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha yeah, offering them oatmeal shut her up for a bit and I was able to get some sleep. [​IMG] Thanks!

    Also...no, none of the chicks or ducks pick on her (the duck and her are very close, sleeping together away from the chicks sometimes)

    But now that you mention the duckling....the duckling does this weird thing to my new chick, the sebright. It grabs it (it doesn't seem to try to be hurting it) and starts rubbing the bottom of its neck on the chick. It freaked the chick out but didn't seem to do any damage...but it just recently did it again and the chick fell to it's side and acted very dead...it let us pick it up(this is a chick I got today, its normally VERY scared of me!) and it just layed dead-like on my sisters hand, not moving at all. My sis kept stroking it and nothing happened and all of the sudden, the chick jumped up and started moving around on her hand and peeped a bit. I thought she was dead! Does this have to do with the duckling? I only have one brooder so I don't know how to separate them! What is the duckling doing?

    Sorry to put another problem here. This JUST happened right before this post, and it is of more concern right now! -scared-
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can do some odd things sometimes. Just watch her. I don't think it's any cause for alarm unless she is expressing clear distress. A bigger cage is a good idea, and lots of perches and stands will keep them amused. My chicks wouldn't shut up till I gave them a bucket to jump on top of. Hiding spots are fun for chicks too.
     
  6. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The duckling is excercising a dominant behavior. The chick was responding exactly how it was supposed to. I watched my little ducklings do this to the newly hatched geese I put in. Don't think it is anything to worry about. Sounds like they have it worked out.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Try a mirror and a feather duster.
     

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