Cockeral maturation and crowing.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LocoPollo, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a cockerel start crowing before he begins mating? or not necessarily? Anyone know for sure?
     
  2. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started crowing at around 6 weeks old. LONG before he started mating.
     
  3. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two cockerels for a while. They both started crowing about sixteen weeks but didn't start trying to mount the pullets until about 20 weeks.
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THank you, that is very helpful!
     
  5. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    The youngest that I had a roo start crowing was at just under one month (yes, ONE month) of age and I'm sure he wasn't mating! Genie
     
  6. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them crow before they mate and mate before they crow. It is anyone's guess. maybe it has to do with the maturity of the females around at the time?
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I have a backwards cockerel.He started trying to mate way before he tried to crow.
     

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