18 wk. old Rooster Hasn't Crowed... Normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ilovefarming, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Ilovefarming

    Ilovefarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal for an 18 wk. old rooster to not have crowed yet?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yep. Is it a large breed? Seems like the larger the bird, the longer it takes for them to mature. My Orpington rooster took quite a long while to start crowing and grow out those tai lfeathers.
     
  3. Ilovefarming

    Ilovefarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a Barred Rock mix with some other breed... every color of the rainbow including black and white............ thanks!
     
  4. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    If there are other boys around who are more dominant they may not crow.
     
  5. frg34

    frg34 Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like that is what is happening with my guys. I have a silkie that is couple years old now and he is the dominant one over three 26 week old BCM cockerels which are at least twice as big. The silkie has been with them since they were chicks and just 5-6 weeks ago I removed the 3 pullets from the coop; so, it is just the 4 boys together. The silkie crows quite a bit, but the others hardly crow at all (the first time I heard one of the young ones crow was about 19 weeks). Wonder how long he can stay on top.
     
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