Trilling! Seems to only be cockerel chicks

lazy gardener

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Are you talking about when chicks trill themselves to sleep under their MHP, or are you talking about the "trill" warning? In either case, I believe they all do it. Though I've never heard heat lamp chicks of either gender trill themselves to sleep.
 

Crooked Chicken

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All of mine do it, but the males seem to do it more often. It could be because I have more males than females and the females get intimidated by them a lot.

One of my young cockerels finally discovered the dirt bath in the coop/got over his fear of it. They've been dust bathing outside or in the poop boards PDZ. Anyway, I was scooping poop and he was in the dirt bath and making the sweetest sounds. He sounded like a whimpering puppy -- I've never head this particular sound from anyone in my flock before.
 

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