8 week roo crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by r4eboxer, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Smokin Joe is my second roo, my first was killed by a dog at around 14 weeks and had never crowed. This roo was crowing up a storm yesterday and he wasn't 8weeks old until today. I'm not sure if that was the first time he crowed or not. 8 weeks seems young to me.

    How old was your roo when he started crowing
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    8 weeks and he is 14 weeks old.now.
     
  3. Valentinesdayid

    Valentinesdayid Out Of The Brooder

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    Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud and cross the road again ?
    Because he was a dirty double-crosser [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My first roo crowed at 8 weeks. Most of my subsequent roosters crowed around 10-12 weeks, but one little fella who was in a huge brooder full os 25 chicks or more crowed at 3 weeks. He was the boss of THAT brooder!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's really not that young. I've had them crow as young as 4 days old (yep, DAYS) and several before they were a week old. Most of the Delawares I've had started by 9 weeks old.
     
  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 17 week old light sussex that crowed for the 1st time sunday just gone and has not crowed since. I thought 17 weeks was rather late to start crowing.
     
  7. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:WOW 4 days is young.
     

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