when do they start clucking and quit peeping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by onthespot, May 4, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I was wondering if there is an average age that chicks start clucking instead of peeping, or if their "voice change" can be of help in telling the age of a chick.
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    My Cornishx Bobo stated cluckin about a week ago. The other 7 his age still cheep. He's about 6 weeks or so. I guess since they are designed to mature faster for meat purposes maybe that's why his voice changed first...dunno.
  3. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    I noticed mine would cluck instead of peep when I grabbed them at 5-6 weeks old. They still peep to each other to keep in contact when they are foraging. They are 7-8 weeks old.
  4. I noticed the same thing just last night. When I picked one up, she clucked instead of peeped. They are 5-1/2 weeks old.
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Are mine just late bloomers then? I have 4 7week olds and they peep...much louder now, but no clucks...they started doing a whistling noise, sounds Soooo cute...and my rooster has not even attempted to crow? Sound normal for 7 just about going on 8?
  6. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    The only time I notice the clucking is when they are very upset, like when I catch one and grab it. Otherwise I hear mostly peeping amongst themselves.

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