6 week old cockerel trying to crow already

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AstraChick, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. AstraChick

    AstraChick Songster

    Oct 11, 2019
    Victoria Australia
    OMG... 6 week old pure Australorp cockerel trying to crow already, maybe he can hear the rooster across the road.
    they are still in the brooder inside as we have a spare room right down the other end of the house, we cant hear them from the main part of the house.
    In the five years i've been raising chooks i have never seen this happen so early. Is this normal ?
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    In my experience it has been relatively common with some bantam breeds but not so common with large fowl cockerels. Such cockerels frequently start mating precociously also.
  3. ShannonR

    ShannonR Crowing

    Sep 17, 2015
    I had one crow at about 5 weeks once
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  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

    Dec 19, 2013
    Olathe Colorado
    I've had a few mixed breeds crow at around 5 or 6 weeks. It's seriously cute when they're that little and trying to crow. :D
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  5. AstraChick

    AstraChick Songster

    Oct 11, 2019
    Victoria Australia
    yes very cute and funny too :lau

    these are regular size, suppose they're called large size.
    Should i separate him into his own cage until i can get them outside or just keep an eye on him to see if he's trying to mate.

    Just finishing off the inside of the coop outside, as i have pressure washed the coop and re-designed all the perches, since i have no chooks (due to a natural disaster, bloody gum trees and fox's) untill these ones go out there.
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  6. CindyinSD

    CindyinSD Free Ranging

    I think he’ll be fine for some time yet.
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