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why do roosters crow at night?

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Hi! I've got two roosters whey are about 6 months, one of them is the king lol anyway for some reason he crow at night all the the time starting like at 11, in a day time he doesn't , why? is anybody know?wee

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I have no freakin idea ~ idunno

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post #3 of 8

Because he CAN.


He's just showing off and/or practicing - at six months, he's an adolescent.  woot

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #4 of 8

Mine will start crowing a couple hours before sunrise in the pitch black darkness, why? I don't know.
I remember reading books as a kid and the rooster always crowed a daybreak, what a crock!lau

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Beth
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1 - Great Husband, 3 - Awesome Boys, 3 - Dogs, 4 - Horses, 14 - Hens ( 9 - EE, 1 - RIR, 1 - Japanese Bantam, 2 - Sumatras, 1- Broiler), 1 - EE Roo, 4 - Rouen Ducks (3 - Hens and 1 - Drake), 1 - Peking Duck (Hen)...still wanting to add to our little farm!  

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post #5 of 8

Lights will cause them to crow. If they see head lights they will start to crow. You need to keep them in a dark chicken coop and let them out in the AM.

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A rooster crows to maintain his territory and also to keep in contact with his hens. They swear that their hens are deaf. Ours will crow at 2am, 3am, 4am and then at 6am and throughout the day. And we have 17 roosters. It gets pretty melodic around here.

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post #7 of 8

Chickens CAN see infra red lighting. This means that if the sun is about to raise, they will see the infra red spectrum of this up coming event.

I keep a low watt energy efficient bulb on all night in the barn. This tends to "fool" the roosters and they are fairly quiet during the night and early morning.

Good Luck Cause some of them just crow for the heck of it.

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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



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post #8 of 8

I had one that loved the time between 11pm and 4 am to crow at least once per hour.  He ended up being overly agressive with the hens and then attacked my daughter even after rehabilitation efforts.

Maybe he just has too much rooster testosterone?  Mine ended up in the crock pot for his bad behavior.  I dont want to pass on those genes.

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