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When do they stop peepin' and start cluckin'?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wolfpacker, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are about seven weeks old. Still peep peep peep peep, although every now and then I hear a strange straining noise.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I think it just really depends. It seems like my silkies peeped until they were 5-6 months old, but my 4 month old BLRW is starting to make hen noises. My 3 month old Buttercup is still making peep noises, but they sound more "mature" than her baby peeps were. [​IMG]
     
  3. JFL1950

    JFL1950 Out Of The Brooder

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    my we must have quick learners one started in 5 weeks
     
  4. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you need one of the "My Honor Chicken" bumperstickers.[​IMG]
     
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have 10 week olds. My EE's are honking, my barred rocks are chirp/whistling/peeping, my RIRs are peep/clucking and my white leghorns are baby bok bok bagwking. I think it may be different for different breeds. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 brown leggerns and 2 pro/reds that are 2 months old and the are bawking thier heads off. They started early compared to the last batch i raised..they didnt start till about 3 1/2 months.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Quote:Yes.....thats what mine are doing.......13 weeks today.
     
  8. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls started clucking in earnest around 7 weeks old. They still don't cluck like big girls though.
     
  9. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I have cochins 2 hens are clucking at 12 weeks. My other 2 hens and the roo still peeping.

    Marsha
     
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I posted the same question a while back and someone wrote in to say that 12 weeks is about average for the big-girl cluck to appear.

    My Buff Orp girls are 10 weeks and still peep when they are going about their business (or shall I say "busy-ness"), but when they are alarmed by The Evil Rake or The Evil Shovel, they cluck loudly.
     

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