6 week old cockerel trying to crow already

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  1. AstraChick

    AstraChick Songster

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    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

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    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

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    I had one crow at about 5 weeks once
     
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  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    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

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    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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