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When will they cluck?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrsruvi, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. mrsruvi

    mrsruvi Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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)
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    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
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  4. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Braaaaa cluck cluck cluck
     
  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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