Cockerels 8 weeks crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Below frigid, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Wow sort of surprised me! Is this common?
  2. diamondsilkies

    diamondsilkies Songster

    Oct 23, 2017
    Southern Arizona
    It's not super common, but I guess it can happen! What breed are they? Some breeds start crowing much earlier than others.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Not terribly unusual, some precocious boys start even earlier
  4. Hyroler

    Hyroler Songster

    Aug 1, 2017
    Mine started crowing at 11 weeks and he never shuts up.He can't go 15 minutes without letting out cocka doodle doo.He sleeps maybe 4 hours starts crowing 4 am stops at midnight .He is 9 months old now and he is driving me nuts.
  5. They are olive eggers. Only 2 out of 6 are doing it. It's only a couple of times a day, not crazy loud yet either.
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I've seen Bantam Cochins do this at less than a month old. It's the silliest thing in the world to see a fuzzy little chick stretch his neck up and let loose with what sounds more like a giggle than anything else.:gig
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    I saw a video of somebody who knew she had a cockerel at a week old when one of her chicks threw back his head and did his best baby crow. It was the most addable little thing I've ever seen.
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  9. I have 6 cockerels out of 8 chicks. 4 will be going away one way or another. Anyone want one or 4? Lol
  10. I had a la fleche start at 6 weeks. It sounded exactly like my deaf english bulldog barking but at half volume lol

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