When does the peeping turn to clucking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by equinelyn, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 9 weeks old now. All of them still peep. One Is a BSL rooster. Nobody clucks, and the roo hasn't tried to crow yet. What age do they start to get goin?
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same question. My one roo (who is to be rehomes soon) made his first, garbled attempt at a crow on Saturday, immediately followed by a frightened day-old's PEEP. Hilarious.

    My girls have developed a repertoire of sounds, but I'd be curious to know when their voices "break".
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    For mine it was 11 or 12 weeks. I think more around 12 weeks old.
     
  4. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started getting their big girl voices at about 12 weeks.

    My OEGB boy has been putting everything he has into trying to crow since he was maybe 5 weeks old.
     
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  5. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it takes them longer to crow... Does it mean they will be more dociel as an adult?
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:I doubt that (though it'd be nice). I think mine started sounding adult-like a little later, maybe 14 weeks. My little d'uccle bantam is almost 15 weeks, and still sounds chick-like [​IMG]
     
  7. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 13 weeks and they are just starting. Sounds like a teen boy going through puberty
     
  8. TMDee

    TMDee Out Of The Brooder

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    Really interesting.....mine are 5, 7 and 9 weeks and I have a sneaky suspicion the 7 week one is a boy! Will be listening out!!
     
  9. Kimmiejean

    Kimmiejean Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 BA's that just started clucking last week at a 11 weeks old. : )
     
  10. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine in about 10-15 weeks. [​IMG]

    But don't worry, they will mature in their own time. (They will not be forever cluckless) [​IMG]
     

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