When do they stop peeping?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MorahLaura, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. MorahLaura

    MorahLaura In the Brooder

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    I have nine chickens, and I call them chickens only because they're huge and look like, well, chickens. But they still only peep, mostly. They'll squawk if they're fighting over a goodie but the predominant sound is chicky peeping. When will I start hearing clucking, cock-a-doodling, and other chickeny sounds?

    They hatched around the first week of June. I have 4 leghorns (one is a girl; the rest look decidedly roostery), 2 golden comet hens, 2 SL Wynadotte hens (supposedly sexed), and an americauna named Betty who we're hoping is female but since s/he is the only one of that kind I can't really tell.

    Thanks!
     
  2. angelb

    angelb In the Brooder

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    I have a mix of different kinds that hatched the second week of June so they're just a week older than yours. Some of them are starting to sound like real chickens and some of them still only peep. This is my first time keeping chickens but I'm guessing yours are close to making grown up sounds [​IMG]
     
  3. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Songster

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    Mine have just stopped peeping and they are approximately 16 weeks...they are big girls and they were still peeping. So cute! But now they have progresed to a cluck like the other older girls. How old are yours?
     
  4. MorahLaura

    MorahLaura In the Brooder

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    I calculate that mine are not quite 10 weeks old. A couple more months of peeping I guess!
     

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