Crow once or twice, now nothing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kara_leigh, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  3. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    He doesn't feel like it. [​IMG] Don't worry, he'll be crowing plenty before long.
     

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