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MY Roosters crow all of the time!!

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I have two 16 week old roosters that crow from 5:00am till dark. All the time. I love the sound of them not quite sure that my neighbors do. Why do they crow so much? Do you think with 2 they crow more because they are competing with each other. Does this mean that they will always crow this much or this is just a maturity thing?

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I have several roosters but it was the 2 Silkie roos that never shut up----day and night!! I rehomed one of them and now the other one does not crow as much as before. I think that they were calling to each other and each one thought that they should have the last word lol

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Hi,
My SLW Roo crows all day long.  I think the only time he shut his beak was when the temps reached over 100.  He was too hot to crow.
Fortunately, my neighbors love the sound of my roo.

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Mine crow off and on all day. I think they do it just to keep tabs on where the different groups are. There is an Old Wives Tail that if they crow during the day we will have rain, if that were true I'd be wearing scuba gear.

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Out of the 10 chickens I got, 2 died sad , and 7 are roosters. And boy do they crow crow crow lol. Only one seems to crow all day though. The rest just crow until I let them out in the morning as if they are yelling at me to "wake up - let me out." Our neighbors down the road have a rooster crowing loud as well. (which makes me think no one minds the noise hopefully) and its a crow off between my one roo and theirs all day long lol.

Sometimes it sounds nice to hear them, but when I just put my baby down for a nap and they get under the window  to her bedroom to crow....sigh I wanna go out there and tell em all to shut up big_smile

Of course I am having to rehome all but 2 (tomorrow actually). I can't part with two of them...the others I think I'll be ok without lol.

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Wow, and I'm feeling bad about my four roos.  One adult and 3 bantam juveniles which have just started crowing in the past two weeks. 

I SHOULD re-home at least two.  But I don't wanna.  They're mine, all mine, I raised 'em and they're so cute!   *sigh* 

The banty roosters trigger crow-offs with neighbor roosters.   My adult roo, Carl, never really did too much competitive crowing, but those little banties, boy, they GOTTA sound off!

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

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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My two roos crow for two apparent reasons.  First, in competition they will crow back and forth.  Second, one will crow when the other roo is with me and out of the yard.  I think he is crowing to get a "fix" on the location of the roo who is out of the yard.  The one with me will always respond.

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-Robin-
Let your life speak for you...it is said, "How you live your life speaks so loudly that others can't hear what you are saying anyway."
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I have one 18 week roo who crows from 5:00 a.m. till he goes to sleep at night.  I'm hoping as he ages he'll slow down.

48 Hens and two roosters!!  I only wanted 6!!  Chicken math strikes again!
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48 Hens and two roosters!!  I only wanted 6!!  Chicken math strikes again!
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gryeyes - I was thinking that too lol. They're mine and I raised them from babies why get rid of them. Then they had to start getting mean on each other. I can't tell you how many times I have to scold them for fighting over who knows what haha. They'll just be standing there and a fight breaks out. It reminds me of West Side Story..one side dancing off with the other.

The polish peck hard at the silkies and the silkies jump the other silkies. I'll be doing dishes and hear a loud 'ba gawk' from one pecking the other and then chasing it. *sigh*  My roo that crows all day and a Delaware though, they are my babies :p they don't fight or cause problems. And my hen will thank me in the long run anyway. Plus I can turn around and get more hens for my roos I'm saving big_smile and have more babies to spoil big_smile

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