What age does the peeping turn to clucking?

Wildflower_VA

Songster
8 Years
Apr 2, 2011
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Raphine VA, Augusta County
My BAs started clucking some of the time between 11 and 12 weeks. Their run is about 75 feet from my back door and deck, and they cluck loudly when they see me come out the door. They still talk baby talk when they are getting treats. I think they are scamming me!
 

BrynnRDH

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
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My EE started clucking first at 10 weeks. At 11 weeks now the BO is clucking and the SS clucks half the time. The other two are still peeping and are 9 weeks old.
 

bird_brain_scientist

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 5, 2011
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Comptoons: that's funny, my 4.5 week-old EE is also the first vocalizer. Even from week 3, she would sometimes let out kind of a wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa warning sound and everyone would freeze. She is the alpha - maybe that is why.
 

memiller123

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 3, 2009
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My chicks are 11 weeks old, several different breeds. The barred rocks started clucking last week. The RIR's are starting to cluck. The Ameracauna's, golden comets, and SS have not started clucking yet. Four of the chicks are roo's and none are crowing yet. So just give it time.
 

Christie Rhae

Songster
9 Years
Jul 5, 2010
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Big Island, Hawaii
I wish I had written it down. I cracked me up when that happened. One day they all peep, next day one hen says "brrrrrrraaa". It was like a teenage boy who's voice changed. Cracked me up.
 

04SportsterChick

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 24, 2011
45
0
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Maryland
Thanks for all the great responces. I guess I am just eager to hear the real clucking. One of my BSL is making a weird gurgling sound like she is clearing her throat for the big cluck.... It does remind me of my 13 yr old son and his voice changing LOL. I expect them to start soon. Thanks again I am just so happy to have my chickens they are such a hoot!!!
 

kemclaughlin

Songster
8 Years
Apr 15, 2011
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Garden City, ID
Mine cluck when they are mad or I scare them. I don't have the run built yet, so when I raked their bedding they freaked out and there was a lot of clucking...
 

Aemelia

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Mine still mostly peep they are 10 weeks. They make a cluck-cluck noise when I grab them. Do roosters cluck too? They aren't tame enough to come to me even though we held them lots. So I have to grab them daily to take them out to their run. I always hold them until they are calm and pet them.
 

kara_leigh

Songster
8 Years
May 3, 2011
442
10
113
Bradleyville, MO
Mine are 9 weeks old, and I have one that clucks full time, one that clucks about 75% of the time, and the rest cluck here and there but mostly still cheep. I love their clucking, so I can't wait for all of them to do it. I love the way my one cluck-coos at me when I give him treats. Melts my heart!
 

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