When will they cluck?

mrsruvi

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 19, 2011
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Tucson
i have no clue how old my chicks are. I guess 4 weeks. but when do they start clucking instead of peeping? heres a picture if you'd like to guess their ages for me



That lighter brown one in the middle was the same size as the darker brown one when we got them, but now the dark brown one is much bigger and more feathered. I'd worry shes a roo except the barred rocks (not pictured) are similarly feathered (except for that collar thing which i dont think they get)
 

mljohnson05

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
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Missouri
a full body shot would help greatly...
But Crowing varies as much as the breeds do. I have seen as early as 6 weeks, and then again have seen a 3 month old not crow til later....so there is really no good answer that I know of...start watching and listening for their voice to crack
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
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6,843
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middle TN
I'd guess they're closer to 3 weeks than 4 because of the minimal chest feathering.

As for clucking, I'm just starting to hear some vocal experimentation from my 8-week olds but they still peep. I think it's a gradual change.
 

epeloquin

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
626
21
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Western Massachusetts
Mine are alomst six weeks old (3 BR and 3 RIR) and they are starting to cluck a little. They still peep most of the time but the clucks are showing up a little more.
 

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