When do Teen chicks stop peeping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickenfamily, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello BYC'ers!

    Just wondering when my teen chicks will stop their baby peeping in exchange for big girl sounds? They are close to 8 weeks old and are fully feathered out and living outside now. Just curious....
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Of my 5 pullets, only one consistently sounds like a big chicken so far. That one is about 12wks and the others are around 10-11wks. But the one who does cluck instead of peep has been doing it for a couple weeks now. Maybe her voice just changed early...
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I was wondering this same thing lol Glad you asked [​IMG]
     
  4. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My youngsters are about 12 weeks old now and are just starting to cluck instead of peep, though they still peep if something scares them.
     
  5. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 week olds started to "cluck" about a week ago, mostly when scared, excited over treats or when one got stomped on by her sister! [​IMG]
     
  6. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 14 weeks mine are also starting, but it's about half and half and when they get spooked......They run off peeping! [​IMG]
     
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Once they start this clucking , how long after do they start laying ?

    I was told to watch for their combs turning RED
     
  8. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They start laying around 5 months. Watch for the combs turning bright red, and they'll take a real interest in the laying boxes, checking them out, laying and scratching in them. Then you know they're turning into young ladies about to lay.
     

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