When will they grow out of their "baby voice" ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jody78, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. jody78

    jody78 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orps are 3 months old, still cheeping like tiny chicks. When will they start cackling and sounding like hens?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    My girls started around your birds age (12 weeks I think). I would assume that your birds should start sounding like big girls very soon!
     
  3. royalrock

    royalrock New Egg

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    My Amber Links and Golden Comets occasionally make "big chicken" sounds and they are at 6-7 weeks. You can just barely hear it occasionally though, mostly still peeping.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 7 weeks and still pretty much still make the peeping sounds. Try to pet or pickup one while she's foraging though and you they that chicken "leave me alone" sound.
     
  5. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my chicks that are near to adulthood still have their cheepy voices.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    12 to 13 weeks their peep turns to a cluck.
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    They start to cluck a lil while before they start laying. Three months old, our chickens were still peeping at it. Big chicken, tiny voice, quite amusing really. :lol:
    The clucking should come with all the other things, like the bigger combs.
     
  8. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are all scaring me. I was really hoping that mine sweet quiet chicks would remain quiet, but it seems that they will get louder as they age? Or just different sounds?
     
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Different sounds :p
    But while my chicks used to peep all the time, there will be periods when the hens quietly forage and don't really cluck much. So no, they don't really get particularly loud... until they start laying and you hear the egg song, that is. :lol:
     
  10. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest are 11 weeks old and they've been clucking for a couple weeks now. The Cuckoo Marans makes me laugh...her big girl voice sounds like a goose. She definitely has a strident tone. None of them are loud though, and I am GLAD the baby peeping is nearly over. I like clucking better :D
     

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