what does this sound mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frankenchick, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    When I brought the chicks in tonight, they seemed agitated. The two little "eggers" especially -- they kept making this sound, like "Deee deedeedeedee deedeedeedee deee" (imagine it being whistly and high pitched).

    One of them even hopped up onto the wire between them and the big girls and ran to me to be picked up! She seemed to be content to be held, and was quiet for a while when I put her back.

    I did turn the heat light on (it's about 60 deg, and falling now that sun is down) although I've been leaving them in the dark at night for about a week.

    What do you old hands know about this?
  2. DementedHam

    DementedHam Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Southern California
    it most likely means they are sleepy and they want warmth, no big deal.

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