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How old do roosters start crowing?

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Hello,
I was wondering, how old do roosters normally start crowing?
My little rooster just crowed, he's 9 weeks old, still peeps and barely has all his feathers... it took me by surprise because I thought he was a pullet and wasn't expecting the roos to crow for a while yet. Wow, they sure do grow up fast! Is this young for a rooster to start crowing?
Thanks!

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I had a white leghorn roo crow at 2 weeks old :\\ Thats my record.

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1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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post #3 of 24

That is about the same age that my rooster started crowing, in fact about 10 seconds after I had just told my husband that it would be a while before he was able to crow!  I think he did it just to show off!  big_smile

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post #4 of 24
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Attack Chicken -- 2 WEEKS OLD????!!!!!! WOW!!!! ep
Aquadogspa, yeah, funny how that happens! I was sure he was a hen, even named him Alice Isabella... hide

post #5 of 24

I have 2 at 14 weeks that I have yet to hear crow. But I accepted another one who is not much older and he crows like crazy.

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post #6 of 24

I believe they crow whenever they darned well feel like it.  My ducks just started honking.  18 weeks.

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post #7 of 24

Our Roo started crowing at 3-4 weeks.  Just enough of a squawk to let us know he was a he and not a her.

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post #8 of 24

it depends on the breed of the rooster, some of them like barred rocks start crowing erly at 3-5 weeks and other like australorps and sex-link crow after the 12th week ,,, and so

post #9 of 24

Mine are about 11 weeks...have yet to hear any of them crow.  I keep going out there |"crowing" right beside my biggest Roo,but he just looks up at me like I'm crazy.  LOL

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My bantam Frizzle Cochin is 2 months old and is just starting with the strangled sounds. I heard it for the first time yesterday and again this morning...he sounds so pathetic lol I was hoping he would wait awhile to start crowing, but guess he didn't agree.

I did have a little bantam OEGB at one time that started crowing at 5 weeks.

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I am a SAHM with 3 kids (DD-22, DS-21, DS-14) & an awesome DH of 25 yrs
We have 1 LF layer flock...a misc group w/ a Blue Wheaten Amer roo over Amer/EE/OE and some misc hens, a mixed group of designer bantams, a quad of Swedish Flower hens, 9 A&B Seramas, a trio of bantam Chocolate Orps, a trio of Barred NN bantams, a trio of Silkies/Showgirls, 5 Blue Bibbed/Magpie Call Ducks, a quad of...

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~Deborah~
I am a SAHM with 3 kids (DD-22, DS-21, DS-14) & an awesome DH of 25 yrs
We have 1 LF layer flock...a misc group w/ a Blue Wheaten Amer roo over Amer/EE/OE and some misc hens, a mixed group of designer bantams, a quad of Swedish Flower hens, 9 A&B Seramas, a trio of bantam Chocolate Orps, a trio of Barred NN bantams, a trio of Silkies/Showgirls, 5 Blue Bibbed/Magpie Call Ducks, a quad of...

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