4 A.M Rooster crowing, REALLY???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigdaddyabc, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Songster

    May 5, 2010
    What in the world has gotten in to my roosters? I have 2 "dominant" boys that service 20 or so hens. In the last couple of weeks, they have begun crowing from the coop mind you at 4 a.m. or so. It is dark outside, WAY before sunup. Are they blind, stupid, or just trying to get to freezer camp?

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have some that start crowing about that time every day.....just part of being a rooster.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I went to a vacation house last summer and the neighbor's stupid rooster used to start crowing at 2:30 AM. 2:30?!?! Really?!?! I hated that bird. We were going to talk to the neighbors, but it proved difficult when we found out they were deaf. [​IMG]
  4. NHchicks

    NHchicks Songster

    May 13, 2010
    I had to give away my very handsome, very nice rooster because he just crowed all the time. 4 a.m., 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., whatever - he just had to crow. My neighbors aren't super close by, but on a hot, still July morning the sound does travel, and besides, he was waking me up too. I still miss that guy.

  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What helped me was to darken the coop. Shades over the windows or turn the coop so the window isn't facing sunrise. If all else fails, some have used a dog carrier with a blanket on top (obviously with air holes).
  6. LALASD4

    LALASD4 Songster

    Sep 4, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Has anyone firgure out how to sound proof a rooster yet?[​IMG] There mst be a way.
  7. NHchicks

    NHchicks Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Quote:You could try a baggie over his head.



  8. PghChickens14

    PghChickens14 Hatching

    Sep 18, 2010
    SW Pennsylvania
    Our roosters start about 5 a.m. every morning, & the sun isn't always up then. They will also crow at random times throught the day as well. Our neighbors are luckily not very close & have been pretty cool so far, a lot of them being fellow chicken owners. I do have to say though, while it thankfully is not an every night occurrence, or even what I'd call often, there have been times when one of the boys will start to crow at like 2 a.m. or 3:30 a.m. for just maybe 5 minutes at a time, & then he'll quiet down again until their normal time. I'd love to know what causes them to do this. Our house sits up in the woods a bit, & I have wondered if they maybe hear something out there that is kind of spooking them?
  9. i've rehomed all my roosters. i don't mind the sound of the crowing, but my dh wasn't too thrilled at the 3am or 4am or 2am crowing festivals. Then when the girls would get going during the day with their egg song, they would chime in, very loudly. It's much more peaceful here now. [​IMG]

  10. first the BO at 430 am then it goes off in order of dominance (BR,WR,and3 NHR)

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