He is just over 3 months old now, and at first we weren't going to get a rooster, but we thought we would take a chance. (We didn't want to end up with a mean troublesome Roo). So far he has been really sweet, jumps on to our laps, and follows us around. About a week after we got him I heard him making a weird screeching sound in the morning, and he would flap his wings. It must have been his whimpy, but adorable, attempt to crow. Sounded much like a squeaky bike tire! I was fine with it though, because hearing a rooster crow was one reason I decided I wanted to try having a Roo.
The sad news is after we added a 5 week old pullet to the flock, he stopped making all sounds in the morning. He gets along with her, and he still flaps his wings at the girls sometimes, but he became silent. He is eating and drinking, so I think he's fine. I am giving him and everyone else some extra vitamins, but I wish there was something else I could do to encourage him to try crowing again. I keep asking him to start crowing again, but I just get a blank stare. Lol..
Just felt like sharing my story. Maybe we'll hear him again sooner or later.
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