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Cornish Cross Roo Question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kizanne, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    Anyone tell me the average age they start crowing (or do they reach 8 weeks and slaughter before hand *pray*)

  2. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

    Oct 6, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I have heard of some crowing a little before butcher, but not for long.. You shouldn't have anything to worry about..
  3. Matrix Escapee

    Matrix Escapee In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011
    It's not really a crow like the traditional rooster on a barn at sun-up. It sounds more like a higher-pitched bullfrog. We had a few hundred birds going at one time, and you'd never know we had chickens if you did not see the pens in the field next to my house. You should be OK.
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Quote:Agreed. We have several hundred at any given time and unless you see the tractors, you would have no idea they are there. There will be the odd one here and there that crows before processing, but it isn't the true noisy crow that you get from most roosters.
  5. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    good to know. While I can legally have chickens, I live in a fairly nice neighborhood and I'm sure if one of the lawyers got a burr there would be some sound ordinance or something that would apply. I keep reading old threads and posts to try to get real comfortable with my meaties arriving Dec. 7th (yep I have pushed the order button) and after I pushed the button that questions came to mind. I know my st. run layers didn't start crowing that early but since cornish mature early I was worried maybe they crow early too. But I read a thread that is my new mantra, If it crows it goes! Sometimes the simple things like cull early just escape me LOL>

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