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Why are they peeping so much?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FluffyColor, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    My two chicks are being really noisy all time!!1 Why???

    Also, they STINK really badly, even though I cleaned the brooder out two days ago!

    Please help, if they keep doing this, I'll have to get rid of them!

  2. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Songster

    Aug 12, 2010
    S.W. Washington State
    Mine get noisy if there's something wrong with them like too hot, too cold..... Are they panting like they're hot? Do they have access to food, water?
  3. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    Generally, chicks peep because they're too hot, too cold, or hungry. How old are your chicks? What temperature is your brooder?

    As far as the smell, I can't imagine TWO chicks stinking after only two days. What are the dimensions of your brooder? Have they spilled their water? There should be no problem keeping their brooder clean and relatively odor free. [​IMG]
  4. Mine were loud for a few days, then most quieted down. I have had a whiner in each batch though, who never shuts up. Last time it was a barred rock, this tim a partridge cochin. Both cockerals.
    Usually all the chicks will peep quietly, but they will get loud if they need something.
  5. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    Quote:HEY!! Give me back Henry!! [​IMG]
  6. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    Quote:It's a 2-by-1, and yes, they spilled once or twice.

    They are two months old.
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    The pullets are 2 months old and in a 2ft x 1ft brooder?

    Hm. By now, they should be out of the brooder and into some running around space unless they are meaties and then they are probably ready for the freezer.
    Day old chick temp is 95 degrees then dropping 5 degrees by week so at this point, the lamp should only be on when its below 60 degrees and if you are in NY, you probably are below that some nights.

    I keep my chickens in 4x4 pens and only put 2 standard birds or 4 bantams in a pen that size.
    Try giving your peeps more room...lots more [​IMG]
    Bet they quiet right down.

    Happy Chickening!

  8. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    Quote:Holy cow, at 2 months my chicks aren't chicks anymore -- they're BIG! And in a 1'x2' box, with space taken up with a feeder and waterer, I'm surprised they can even move. No wonder they stink!!

    My 2 month old "chicks" are out in the barn in a 12'x12' stall and have no heat lamp whatsoever.

    Get them outside in a pen or free range them -- they're going to be psychotic if you keep them in that tiny space.
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They aren't chicks anymore... which is probably why they stink and peep so much in a small space.
  10. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Songster

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    Get them out to a coop or larger quarter's. My chicks were in the coop at 5 weeks. They want out!

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