7 weeks old and trying to crow?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epona4, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    One of our 7 week old roos is making a gosh awful noise! It sounds like he's really trying to crow! Isn't this way too young???

    This is not a great thing as they are still in the house and will be till it gets warmer (and the second coop gets built!) But it does sound funny. We couldn't figure it out at first. Sounded so odd!
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Nope, it happens..... He decided he's a man early in life

    CONGRATS, LOL !!!!!
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
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  4. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Well, he does have an awfully large comb for his still young body! The other roo's comb is maybe 2/3rds the size.

    Plus, they are leghorns and I've read that they tend to be a bit more talkative. Maybe that has something to do with it.

    He is funny. For a couple weeks now he's taken his job of guarding the girls seriously. He's never pecked me...but boy he goes after whatever it is I'm putting in there. (waterer, food bowl, etc) Hoping he doesn't end up being too aggressive. Having a mean roo on the farm won't do at all. (protective is one thing...chasing after little nieces and nephews is another)

  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Doesn't surprise me [​IMG] My golden sebright crowed at six weeks [​IMG]
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    One of mine was 5 weeks and I laughed sooooooo hard [​IMG]. I have seen people post that they had one trying at 3 weeks old. Try to enjoy the humor of it [​IMG]
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    We'd have little guys crowing in the basement brooder, and they didn't even have all of their feathers yet! No one follows the rules anymore, it's all abou telling those humans to stay away from your family. [​IMG]
  8. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2007
    Our little guy tried it at 3/4 weeks old, and it was terrible... [​IMG]
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    My serama boys started crowing at 4 weeks old, its hillarious!!! Until they wake you up at 3 am [​IMG]
  10. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    ohhhh I wish I was allowed a rooster! Neighbors are too close. [​IMG]

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