Best rooster to wake up to...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pastorj, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. pastorj

    pastorj Just Hatched

    Feb 18, 2014
    I am wanting to keep one rooster... Probably free range. And wake up around 6 o'clock. Can a rooster do okay by himself? What is a good rooster that crows first thing in the morning nice and loud and unique?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Most roosters start to crow at 4 am. And if there is a moon, or a bright street light, they have been known to crow all night long!! I am not sure about which rooster is the best crower. Some crow more than others and many times it depends on the breed of rooster.

    You shouldn't keep just one chicken/rooster. Chickens need companionship of each other and will not do well all alone. So he will need 8 or 10 hens to keep him healthy.

    Good luck with all your chicken adventures!
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  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    [​IMG] the kellogs rooster, i dont remember what they are called. a lot of roos crow all day long.
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    In general, you shouldn't keep just one chicken. Even roosters will become lonely if they don't have at least one other chicken to live with. So, I'd get some other birds along with him. But make sure that you have enough space for all of them, and that you have at least eight hens per rooster.

    You can not count on a rooster crowing at 6:00 in the morning; some roosters rarely crow, and others crow even in the middle of the night. Breed doesn't really matter in terms of when roosters crow. Crowing times vary depending on the individual bird.
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  5. pastorj

    pastorj Just Hatched

    Feb 18, 2014
    Thank you
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
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  7. pastorj

    pastorj Just Hatched

    Feb 18, 2014
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Or Tommaroo Long Crowers - they'll really drive your neighbors nuts. I totally agree with 2 Crows, you can't have a rooster just by himself. He might even be too depressed to crow.
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]

    Roosters are a living breathing animals not a machine and like
    to crow day and night and haven't any preset times to crow and
    tend to crow when it feels good to them it is only in the movies
    that they crow at a set time in the morning as I have a young
    roo right now 14 weeks old who crows very softy but it is only
    between 2 am and 5 am and that is the only time I have seen
    him crow now that doesn't mean he is not crowing at other
    times when I am not looking ................
  10. [​IMG]
    Don't assume the rooster will crow at 6:00 AM. A lot of roosters start crowing around 3:00, 4:00, or 5:00. They crow all day! Not just in the morning, they only begin crowing in the morning! He will be very unhappy by himself, so just get him about 3 hens and he will be happy. Don't get him one hen, because he may mate with her too much. (that causes a bare back)
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