Almost 3 Month Old Rooster Crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BusyStFarmer, May 31, 2017.

  1. BusyStFarmer

    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal for a roo to start that early? Hatched March 9th. He tried for the first time this morning. It was actually quite hilarious, he sounded like a broken party favor. He started at 6 am and did it about 5 times within 30 minutes and then hasn't done it since. I am VERY sure he will get himself going again. Just curious because I thought it generally started around 4-5 months. Does this foreshadow a chatty kathy or is he just an early bloomer?
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some start learning to crow earlier than that.
     
  3. BusyStFarmer

    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if that's a settling thought :lau
     
  4. Makayla200

    Makayla200 New Egg

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    Yes, my welsummer rooster started to crow around 2 and a half months
     
  5. BusyStFarmer

    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did he end up very vocal?
     
  6. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on if you can sleep thru it. My bantams usually start crowing about 2 to 2 1/2 months. All my roosters start crowing around 4am. I'm usually up by 3 so it doesn't bother me and when I'm not working I sleep thru it and get up around 6.
     
  7. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @ 4 weeks for my leghorn cockerel and 6 weeks for my OE bantam cockerel. They sound more like screeches than crows at this point.
     
  8. BusyStFarmer

    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems so young. Everywhere I looked it said average 4-5 months. They should probably change that :rolleyes:
     
  9. Makayla200

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  10. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Honestly it scared the crap out of me because I thought one of them was hurt. Then I seen them rear back and let out the poor attempt of a crow.

    My oldest was almost 5 months before he let out a crow.

    I think they are just early bloomers
     

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