Crowing age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tigerkitten45, May 13, 2010.

  1. tigerkitten45

    tigerkitten45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, another newbie question.....i have several types of bantams, cochin, dutch, d'uccle, and wyandotte, can anyone tell me at what age my roosters will begin to crow, or my hens to start laying? Also are male cochins slower to feather than females?
     
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It depends on the breed and the indivual.

    What breeds do you have? Some production chickens mature way early, and will lay as early as 18-20 weeks. Others drag their feet and wait until 6-8 months.

    I hatched a silkie roo that crowed at 5 weeks, and have other roos never crow.
     
  3. tigerkitten45

    tigerkitten45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie which i am sure is a hen, 2 red cochin, 2 silver-penciled cochin, 2 mottled cochin, 2 light brown dutch(pretty sure they are hens), 1 buff columbian wyandotte(hen), and 2 D'uccle. The ones i am questioning are the 2 mottled, 1 SPC, and one of the red cochin, i think they may all be roo's, and definitely have 1 roo which is one of the d'uccle. The rest of my flock consists of all hens, RIR, NH red, golden comet, black star, and SLW, which are my standards. [​IMG]
     

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