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When do Roosters start to crow?

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Ok, so I have some chicks I bought early October. I have 2 of them that we said were roo from the beginning. 1 started to crow in November. The other still no crow. Is it different for each chicken? I'm sure it is, but even though my guy developed his red comb and wattles early on, I'm still hoping he ends up a she. LOL

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I bought my chicks in June of last year they were just a few weeks old. My only rooster began crowing 2 months ago. But it might be different for ever roo

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Mine started at about 8 weeks. It was a pathetic crow at first but has turned into your typical crow now and not only in the am.

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(1) Very understanding wife, (2) Teenagers (1) Yellow Lab (1) Yorkie (6) Single Comb Brown Leghorns (6) Silver Laced Wyandotte (6) Delaware (6) White Orpington (12) Buff Orpington (1) Red Frizzle (3) Black Frizzle and One FREE Rooster Still don't know what kind. 

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There was one chicken I was convinced was a he for 5 months until it gave me a nice little hen squat!

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"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately." Oscar Wilde           

Which came first?   "The chicken came firstGod would look silly sitting on an egg."  Author Unknown
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post #5 of 44

Sometimes if 2 roosters are in together, one is more dominant so the other might not crow. I had that happen with my 2 that had had in with my girls. The less dominant one was even slower developing his comb and wattles and stuff. idunno

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I have two roosters, with 2 months age difference, the older one crow since I got him, a soft, nice crow...when the second rooster reached maturity, he became the alpha, louder and at all times, 11pm, 1am, 4am and 6am. The other hardly ever crows now...

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post #7 of 44
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Originally Posted by afveteran88 

Mine started at about 8 weeks. It was a pathetic crow at first but has turned into your typical crow now and not only in the am.


I also had a little one try to crow about that age. It was a pitiful little sound.

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Home to all hens: 4 RIR/Ameraucanas, five Buff Orpingtons, one Ameraucana, two New Hampshires; also two Pekingese, 16 cats (10 need homes), & 1 parakeet.

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post #8 of 44

They should start crowing around 5-9 months of age.

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We own a small farm with alpacas,llamas,B/S Silkies,White Silkies,Paint Silkies,Chocolate Guineas,pearl Guineas, Porcelain Guineas, turkeys, Yorkies, american bulldogs, and boston terriers.

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post #9 of 44

I have full grown roos that I almost never hear crow, but I have had them trying to crow and sounding like an old squeaky brake when they were only 3 or 4 weeks old.  Part of it is dependent on the breed.

Like FarmFrenzy said though, if you have more than one roo, one is dominant and will keep the other quiet and you will see his comb and wattle growth is slower too.


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3 kids, 3 Std Poodles, amazing best friend/husband.  Owner/Operator of Prairie Chick Poultry.  Dealing in all aspects of breeding and sales of the following: Buckeyes,BBS Orpingtons, BBS Cochins, New Hampshires, Welsummers, BLRWs, Black Minorcas, Barnevelders, White Silkies, Bantam Partridge Wyandottes. Like us on Facebook at Prairie Chick Poultry!
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post #10 of 44

Yesterday evening one of my five DAY ( ! ) old bantam cochins stood up his legs, stretched his neck out and crowed!  Seriously shocked.

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