14 week roos not crowing yet - wonder why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by New adventure, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. New adventure

    New adventure Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Pueblo, Colorado
    I have 9 EEs (3 roos), 9 BOs (2-3 roos) and 3 BO/W x that are all about 14 weeks old. One EE crowed at 6 weeks but the other 2-3 still haven't crowed. The BO/W x roo crowed at 10 weeks and he thinks he's the alpha, chasing everyone, pecking the backs of heads etc.

    So, 2 roos are crowing and 4 or 5 aren't. Is this just normal pecking order behavior? The two breeds usually stay away from each other when free ranging but get along really well in the coop.

    It's not a problem, just a curiosity. What do ya'all think?
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    i have a leghorn he didnt start crowing until week 21 now hes at week 23
  3. Glad you asked this question....my Dom started crowing at 2.5 months. But the 2 EE that we are sure are roos...they are still quiet. So, till they actually crow we wont know for sure if they are actually roos...LOL...The suspense is torture!! [​IMG]
  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    *shrug* who knows. I guess like people, they all mature at different rates. My RIR roo started crowing at 16 weeks, my Buff Orp roo is 19 weeks and still nothing. My Silkie roo who is 15 weeks just started crowing TODAY... [​IMG] it was so CUTE!!
  5. I think Rocko is about 16 weeks now and he's just now crowing, and it's not every morning.
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Crowing

    Feb 16, 2009
    I have a Jersey Giant who I think will eventually be the alpha but he has yet to crow and he's 19+ weeks old.

    It doesn't matter, I know he's the real stud in the chicken yard!! [​IMG]

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