coturnix roo's - do they not crow in the winter?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bkvail, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 1 tux roo, 2 tux hens, 2 brown hens and a golden hen all together in one pen. I culled down to just the 6 for the winter.... I have not heard my tux roo crow in a couple months though - since around the time the hens stopped laying. Do they not crow in the winter? They all have that wonderful chirpy noise that they make though - I love that! They sound like frogs or crickets sometimes, LOL.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I guess not, I hadn't noticed it until I read your post but ours aren't crowing either. And thinking about it I haven't heard them since the egg production dropped off.

    Steve in NC
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Mine doesn't crow all the time. Just every once in a while he lets one rip. He is mostly quiet though. It is the girls that never shut up [​IMG]
  4. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    my welsummer roo would never shut up, LOL. I'm surprised the coturnix are so quiet. I like it though. I ended up giving my welsummer pair away and I don't miss the crowing. Although coturnix crowing is so different and not nearly as annoying, I do miss that....
  5. jetto

    jetto Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2009
    Huron County, Ohio
    Yeah ours have quieted down also...Every so often one will crow but its rare since it got cold.

    Egg production is going in spurts. They completely stopped for a few days, then started with maybe an egg or two; now back up to 3-4 eggs a day from maybe a dozen or so hens.

    And I love that cricket noise! Kristi
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Mine, too - I thought they were molting, guess not
  7. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    mine doesn't crow as long as he's got his gals to keep him happy- hearing him crow is rare nowadays...but when I have him pulled into a separate pen for whatever reason he is loud as all get out!
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    I've heard mine a few times lately. I have noticed that they slack off a bit during the winter.
  9. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2009
    just take him away from the girls and you will hear him crow.
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
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