At what age do roosters crow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicknduck, May 28, 2010.

  1. chicknduck

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    I ordered all hens but just curious what age the roos start to crow.
     
  2. biddybird

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    I have found that it varies. I have had a very young white leghorn, like two month old try to imitate an older roo that was running loose.
    Then I have had a delaware that didn't crow until he was 6 months old. Most of mine are doing it for sure when they start loving my ladies.
     
  3. Organics North

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    I know this thread is over a month old, but I thought I would share we have a Blue Marans Roo that started crowing at 6 or 7 weeks old! Big dark red waddles and comb. His crow is the real deal three notes and all and a deeper sound. Heck we have 12 week old pure Ameraucana roos that don't make a peep yet. This little Marans guy is something else.

    ON
     
  4. noodleroo

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    My little SLW stinker started it this week at 8 and 1/2 weeks old. I had just come home from work and heard a frightening noise outside. I thought something was killing one of the babies in the backyard. Looked out the kitchen window and it was the little roo, sitting in a pot of herbs and trying to crow. He did it like 5 times in a row. He sounded more like someone was strangling him...
     
  5. dieselgrl48

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    One of my OEGB's was crowing a bit at about a month old.We had them in basement as I hatched them Xmas.DH was watching tv one night and I had left the door open doing lundry.He was Like what the heck is that noise??.He was the first to roost on the brooder box side too.
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

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    My cochin and delaware started crowing the same day at 10 weeks.
     
  7. pgpoultry

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    One of my big Brahma boys only started making an unearthly noise at 8 months, and two months later he is still making the same strangled, croaky sound that passes for crowing. And he does it VERY often.

    Sandie
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    My welsummer rooster started crowing at 4 days old.
     
  9. CompostQueen

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    Quote:WOW!
     
  10. turtlebird

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    one of my easter eggers started crowing at 4 weeks. It was an awful squeak-y sort of sound. All the other chicks in the coop would stop what they were doing, lift their heads and run like the dickens for cover! [​IMG] two weeks later all the other chickens are still terrified of this rooster's crows! Too funny!
     

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