When does "cheep cheep" become "bok bok"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stacykins, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Some pullets I hatched are ten weeks old today! But they still make chirping noises like chicks as opposed to the sounds adult birds make. When do their vocalizations tend to change?
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  2. msviolaceous

    msviolaceous Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    Mine are around the same age and some still cheep, so I think that's normal. However, if I may piggyback, some of my chickens have a raspy vocalization that sounds like a cross between a cheep, a bok, and a train whistle. Is this normal or need I worry about them having irritated tracheas for some reason?
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hen who has been on the fast track to development since she was 6 weeks old (BCMXBarnevelder) and she started going "bok, bok" about a week+ ago. She's 16 weeks. We expect her to be the first to lay eggs. The others are in between, a little more on the "chirp, chirp" side but you can hear their voices changing (thinking Peter Brady). It's interesting to see the transition.
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    The voice change from cheep cheep to bok bok about time of sexual maturity.
  5. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Reno, Nevada
    Mine are now 3 months old and their cheeps went away about 2 weeks ago.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by