10 week old Cockerel crowing? Isn't that EARLY?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KYTinpusher, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Yesterday when I was out in the coop, I heard what sounded like an attempt by by of my 10 week old chicks to crow! and not just once, but twice. I'm not sure which one it was, as I have 6 of 3 different breeds in there, but I also noticed one of the barred rock cockerels make what looked like a practice attempt at mounting one of the 10 week old pullets. Isn't this a little early?
     
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  2. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 12 week old Cuckoo Marans roo that started and he is funny, a real low sounding crow, but he is trying. He is also, "practicing" his love moves, the chicks however, are not letting him without a fight........ lol
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Some can crow as early as 2 weeks. It took my BR roo 4 1/2 months to start crowing [​IMG] And even now, it's not a crow. Just a loud HOOOOOooooOO. Not sure if it will change. He has been doing it more and more. He goes through all the motions of a crow, but it is one toned.
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I had a 10 day old start to crow. Lucky me.
     
  5. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 week old chick let out his first crow this morning:) I guess it depends on their genetics.
     
  6. MERCERS

    MERCERS Out Of The Brooder

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    My blue cochin just let our her (his?) first loud crow at 3.5 months. Sigh... Looks like we have a roo on our hands! Good luck!
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our little bantam cockerels started crowing at 4 weeks. He sounded like a very tiny rusty door hinge.
     
  8. Blubirdz

    Blubirdz Out Of The Brooder

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    I jost sold an EE cockerel who was crowing at 3 weeks old...that was funny to watch
     
  9. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL Exactly! Mine did his first crow today (4weeks) and sounded like that!
     

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