cock a dodle dooooooo at 3 AM

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Russo's Roost, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Russo's Roost

    Russo's Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one Plymouth Rock Barred 24 week old roo is constantly crowing, even in the dark at 3:00 AM.
    Is this normal, should I be looking for something, is there anything I can do to quiet him?
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Is this a regular occurence? Or just one time. I know mine will crow at night if he is startled, but he regularly doesn't start until 5ish.
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    my brown leghorn crows all night all day at anytime and its really loud i think its normal
     
  4. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine crows 5 times every morning at 3:30am(was 4:30 until the time change) on the dot. The only other time he crows at night is when a predator is snooping around. Then I wait for the scream from the predator after it gets into the electric fence.
     
  5. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but your boy sounds very normal. Can you darken your coop somehow or maybe can you put him in a dog crate in the garage overnight until it is a more reasonable time to crow? Unfortunately there are not many options.
     
  6. valkerri

    valkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    Our roos do that quite often, as well, usually at around 4:30 a.m. My theory is this: We're near enough to a highway that when morning traffic picks up, the noise gets the boys stirring. We're in a house made with 11-inch thick concrete walls and I can still usually hear the crowing. Good thing we're in the country or we might have neighbor issues.
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
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  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
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    My frizzle roo starts crowing at 4:30 am, religiously. Then he sets off my OEGB roos that are in the same tree as my guineas, which set off the guineas. It's quite a ruckus!
     
  9. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rudy, my young roo, did this while they were in a pen in the barn. At about 22 weeks old I moved the flock to the coop about 100 ft. from the barn. Out there Rudy could hear the other area roosters and quickly adapted to their schedule; a more agreeable 5.30 am! Now I enjoy going out to drink my morning coffee and listen to each roo around us in a sort of "rooster roll call". Best part of my day! [​IMG]

    Loralei

    BTW: I think I would have titled this topic "Cock-a-Doodle Don't at 3 AM"![​IMG]
     
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  10. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Russo's Roost :

    My one Plymouth Rock Barred 24 week old roo is constantly crowing, even in the dark at 3:00 AM.
    Is this normal, should I be looking for something, is there anything I can do to quiet him?

    I have a suggestion... not sure if it will work, but can you put something above the roost or wherever he sleeps? That way he won't be able to sit up to crow... unless he is getting off the roost to crow.​
     

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