At what age do roosters crow the most?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick1043, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Hi, everyone. My silkie roo is 3 months (14 weeks) and just started crowing about a week ago. I have noticed that he crows 6-7 times every morning, and that's it. He's not terribly loud either. I was wondering if there was an age that roosters tend to crow the most? Thanks
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It varies a lot but I think between 18 weeks and up to 2 years. I think as they get older they don't seem to have as much to prove.
    That may just be the roosters I've had though.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Season and bird health have a lot to do with crowing frequency and testosterone is the key hormone involved. When all else conducive mine start crowing at about 20 weeks and a lot by about 9 months which they keep it up through about 3 years before I suspect testosterone declines. My birds can live to be 10 years old easily but peak in roosters already passing by 3 years of age. Peak for my birds is between 18 months and three years.
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Alrughty. Thanks! That's interesting! :)

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