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

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine, too - I thought they were molting, guess not
     
  7. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    just take him away from the girls and you will hear him crow.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If They're Getting Less Than 14 Hrs Of Light Its Not Breeding Season! Why Advertize For Nothing?
     

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