Crow once or twice, now nothing?


8 Years
May 3, 2011
Bradleyville, MO
Last weekend and earlier this week I heard my first crow. Since my chickens (10ish weeks) free range all day and since my husband is dragging his feet building me a coop, I still keep them in a brooder at night. I have it on wheels so I keep it in my husband's shop at night and then move it outside so they can go in and out of it as they please through the door/ramp I had my husband put in the side of it.

Anyway...on Saturday I hear my first crow from a bird I thought for sure was a pullet. The next day, he crowed again and another bird crowed also for the first time. The day after that, the second bird crowed again and so did a couple other birds. Since then, nothing. A couple of them crowed two days in a row, the others only once. When they did crow, it was only once or twice, and before they got out of the brooder. Once out, they didn't crow again.

I thought maybe if I delayed opening the door that maybe they would crow again, but it didn't work. Why did they stop crowing? I know someday I'm going to be going crazy b/c of all the crowing, but right now I'm loving it. lol


Veggie Chick
Mar 22, 2010
Saratoga County, NY
My young roo was like that too. He crowed only once in a while. I was almost relieved, but now that he's a BIG roo, he crows all day. night and day. ALL day. ALL the time. Enjoy it while it lasts.


8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
My roo crowed once at 8 weeks and then didn't crow again until 12 weeks. Then he decided to wait a few more days before having another go. I think they just need time to grow their confidence and get into it. He's crowed a few times every day since and usually in the morning. It's not the boldest of crows, but he's working on it.

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