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Quacking Chickens?

Craig Dobbelyu

Joined: Dec 22, 2011
Posts: 947
Location: Maine (zone 5)
My chicks are 2 weeks old and doing great so far as I can tell. Well... one of them is "quacking" sort of. Aside from the noises she seems fine. She forages, runs around, eats, drinks... and apparently "quacks". She makes the noise along with a head twitch similar to a Tourret's syndrome type thing. Kind of a cross between a quack a bark and a sneeze. The bird has no discharge of any sort and shows no other signs of illness. I've heard that some Easter Eggers make strange noises from other people on other forums. Does anyone here have any input?

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Jeanine Gurley

Joined: May 23, 2011
Posts: 1392
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
I think that sometimes it just takes a while for them to figure out how to talk. The first rooster crows are also pretty pathetic sounding.

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John Polk

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6582
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
If you name your chickens, I guess she becomes "Daisey".
Craig Dobbelyu

Joined: Dec 22, 2011
Posts: 947
Location: Maine (zone 5)
As a matter of fact I've been calling that one "Chuckles". It makes me laugh.
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