Update: She passed. My spitzhaben pullet is making wierd noises?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fat Bottom Farm, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Fat Bottom Farm

    Fat Bottom Farm In the Brooder

    I have 2 silver spangled spitzhaben pullets about 7 weeks old and I noticed this evening that one is making a wierd chirp. Not really a chirp more like a high pitched wheeze. She doesn't seem to be ill, eating and drinking water, moving around the coop no issues. Just this strange chirp, she doesn't sound like the other chicks...cheep cheep cheep... more like eeek wheeze wheeze... I am in the health care field and would recommend a breathing treatment if a human sounded like her.

    Is this a normal sound for this breed? My guineas are starting to do their "buckwheat...buckwheat"; could she be imitating them?

    Below is a picture of her:


    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  2. Fat Bottom Farm

    Fat Bottom Farm In the Brooder

    Doesn't anyone have any advice?
  3. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Are you sure she's a she?
  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Quote:I was thinking sounds like practice crowing!
  5. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Go to youtube and search for baby rooster crowing. There are several on there, and some sound totally silly, nothing at all like a traditional crow. I am new to chickens, have never owned a rooster, but when I went shopping for my chicks, I heard a baby rooster trying to crow. It sounded quite ridiculous.
  6. Fat Bottom Farm

    Fat Bottom Farm In the Brooder

    She was suppose to be a pullet, that is what I purchased. But it is never 100%. Will never know for sure because I found her dead in the coop this morning. I kind of knew this would happen, she just didn't sound right and the hotter it got the more she would breathe with her mouth open. It was like her airsacs couldn't support her growth.

    Thanks for everyone's responses.
  7. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North Carolina
    So sorry.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Lancaster PA
    oh that stinks! sorry.[​IMG]

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