a non-crowing rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Suess hens, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    Is this at all possible?
    My RIR rooster, who is only here because he hasn't woken up DH yet, is 17 weeks old, and he is pissy as all heck, but no crowing. He is truly only pissy with me because I let him know I rule his roost when I am around. But nothing, I have even listened. Is his crower broken?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    And you're positive he's a roo? 17 weeks though is still young... he may not be feeling his roo-ness just yet [​IMG] I have some roos.... 20+ weeks that still don't really crow or have just started.

    Hoping for you that his crower is broken [​IMG] I wish they had crowless roos [​IMG] LOL
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    roo's crowing is like hens laying eggs,,, sometimes its fast,, sometimes it jus takes em a while to catch on they have a voice [​IMG]
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I have a 6 mo old BArred Rock cockerel, who just started crowing last week. I also have 7-- 10-week olds who are trying their best to crow right now. So my conclusion is they crow when hey crow.
     
  5. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh he is definitely a roo. Saddle feathers. Waddles the sizes of oars, and a beautiful comb, the color of cranberries. He has amazing tail feathers coming in. He is the picture perfect rooster....and I guess home perfect as of yet as he has no crow. I keep thinking they are so far from the house we don't notice. But we have neighbors across the street who have many roosters, and we hear them in the wee hours of the morn.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My Delaware cockerel just started crowing in the past week and he's almost 18 weeks old. Some just take their time.
     

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