Will an extremely chirpy chick mean we'll have a loud adult?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TwoWho, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. TwoWho

    TwoWho New Egg

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    I just purchased a super sweet 1.5 month old Buff Orpington. She's a real honey to be sure, but I've got to say, she rarely stops chirping - even when she's eating!

    It's not bothersome to me, but as we are in EXTREMELY close quarters with our neighbors, I'm concerned that when the chirp turns to a cluck, should I expect he to be as talkative?

    Living in SoCal, everyone has their windows open so it's not hard at all to hear - and we are less than 30 feet from any neighbor.

    Hoping she'll be a nice quiet girl because we already love her! We've got one other hen hatched end of July and she's pretty quiet, except for her egg song.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Could she be cold?
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess she's reacting to the move. Any change rattles them. Baby chicks often chirp all night the first night they're in the dark, but quiet down soon. I've had a few BO's and they were some of my quietest.
     
  4. TwoWho

    TwoWho New Egg

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    It's 78F outside right now, so I don't think she's cold, plus I've been bringing her in at night in a little pet carrier. She will quiet down to sleep. I can't remember my other chicks doing this - the ones we hatched.
     
  5. TwoWho

    TwoWho New Egg

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    May just be the move - I really hope so - she's so sweet!
     
  6. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she might just be cold even though it is warm she might need a little comfort heat after the move ,have you add vitiaman in the water. she might need a little food moisted up ith some vitiamans in it to comfort her. sounds strange but i have had to do this and it works. what ever you do good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Hmmm I have never had a vocal one like that unless they were cold or near death from something else.

    I would assume given that it is warm and she sounds healthy that it is the stress of the move as Flockwatcher and TwoWho said.
     

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