At what age do roos begin to crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cheirogloss, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. cheirogloss

    cheirogloss Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Lenoir, NC
    We have what is believed to be (based on votes on the "What gender am I?" page) a BO rooster. No crowing yet, but if he is a he, when should we expect him to begin crowing?
  2. Back40

    Back40 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2009
    My Polish started crowing in a tiny voice at about 4 months... he is now 6 months, and wakes me every morning at around 5:00 a.m., before sunup. It's nice, and I enjoy hearing him everyday.
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    My beautiful BO roo started crowing at almost 20 weeks old.. It was a funny little crow and it threw him 'off balance' --he staggered around at the end of it.. He's now 26weeks old and he has a nice crow--loud enough but not too loud... I hope you enjoy it as much as we do...
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    2 of my australorp roosters first crowed at 14 weeks, but I had an EE rooster that didn't crow until he was 21 weeks old
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  5. WestTexasFarmboy

    WestTexasFarmboy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2008
    Wilson, Texas
    My Dominique roo Big Mike started his weak little teenage crow at about 10 weeks, which was WAY earlier than I expected. He doesnt do it every morning, I have only caught him twice actually, but he may start earlier than I wake up. You for sure couldnt hear him from the house. They (he) are all 12 weeks old this week.
  6. ARchick

    ARchick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2009
    East Arkansas
    My bearded d'uccle bantam roos started crowing at 8 weeks. I have a BO roo that I bought at the same time and he still hasn't crowed. They're 12 weeks old now & the little bantam's crow their heads off every morning.
  7. Owner of Elvis

    Owner of Elvis Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2009
    I have 3 Barred crowed at 11 weeks, one at 16 weeks and another first today at 26 weeks!
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    my BR cockerel is 6 months and my NHR is 7 months and they both crow but the NHR is way better at it than the BR the BR sounds like a donkey or something!!! o my EE he is 9 months and no crow
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  9. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    My comets crow all day long and way after dark. I enjoy the music.
  10. Out Of The Brooder

    My Cuckoo Marans rooster (from McMurray Hatchery) crowed on the day he turned 11 weeks old.

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