can a Roo crow at 6 weeks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmclaughlin, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking (hoping) hen .. I think I heard an attempt to crow this morning??
    can one crow at this early age? maybe just fluke??
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Folks have had them crow as young as 2 weeks, I think. I don't see anything screaming cockerel from this picture, but a profile shot and a comb shot would help determine gender.
     
  3. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a profile view.. No luck with a close up comb.. Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow
    I really thought I heard someone try to crow ..hope it was just my imagination
    He/she is only 6 weeks today!
     
  4. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel and yes they can crow at that age .
     
  5. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks... :th
    boo!! so disappointed!! I really hoped he was a she!!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also leaning toward cockerel. The comb has a lot of color, the body color is splotchy and patchy, and the legs are thick. If the comb has three rows, it's a done deal for a cockerel.
     
  7. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only 1 row on the comb... I guess I 'll wait and listen!!
    Thanks for the input....
    I find the hatching your own chicks the only draw back is not knowing sex of the eggs! Lol
     
  8. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I was surprised as well when peeping turned into ERRRRKKK! EEERRRRRKKKK! At 8-9 weeks old... I had hoped for a few more weeks before mine started crowing at 4 am, pathetic attempts it is at this early stage.
     
  9. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO CROWING TODAY......
    maybe I imagined it lol!!!
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    But he's cute1 Sorry... My surprise chick from McM last spring was a Fayoumi cockrel, and he started crowing at 28 days of age! It was too funny, wish I had video. Mary
     

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