Crowing in the middle of the night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheMatador, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. TheMatador

    TheMatador Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    I was out on my back porch last night around midnight and I could hear all my roos crowing from the coop. They went at it for a minute or so and then all was quiet again. It was pitch black and quiet as can be last night and there's no way they would have heard me. Is this a totally normal thing that the boys do sometimes? My only concern is that they were reacting to a predator around the coop.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have a partridge cochin that I'm going to have to rehome because about the only time he really crows alot is at night.
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    My roosters only crow at night if they seen someone (or something) unfamiliar outside. Before when I had all of extra roosters, they would have crowing contests in the middle of the night just for the heck of it [​IMG]
  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    my roo will do that when they see a skunk
  5. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Mine will crow when they hear the house door open regardless of the time of day. They know I am on my way out. Or when anything abnormal is around.
    be it squirrel in the tree, or ravens across the road.
  6. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    If you have windows they can see out of, consider "opaquing" might stop the night crowing.
  7. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    Just many roos do you have? I don't know if having multiple roos would cause night crowing, but I am wondering. Can anyone respond to that? I have never had too many at one time, so I can't speak from personal experience.
    Are you going to set a trap around your coop? Perhaps something had them excited like you said. I have been noticing a lot of local wildlife about the place here.
  8. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2009
    Old Town, Florida
    I only have a buff rooster and a cuckoo maran rooster . BUT the maran has only crowed twice ! and both times have been at 11pm at night ?! nothing out around the coop and lights out in house , first time I heard him I thought something was in there, but nothing ! does anybody know why he does this [​IMG] ? thanks alot ![​IMG]

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