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Crowing questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickengirl47, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2012
    I was wondering, when will my Silkie cockerels start crowing? And my brothers Buff Cochin, Big Boy, only crows less then once a week. Do Buff Cochins only crow once in a while? Or do they crow daily??
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I don't know about your breed,but my EE roo started crowing at 8 weeks of age.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Good question - never thought about how often chickens crow. I have what I consider a pretty quiet rooster - he crows a dozen times or so each morning and then shuts up for the rest of the day.
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I can't speak for cochins but my RIR didn't crow until he was around 12 weeks old. As far as how much crowing he does? He crows whenever the mood strikes, all - day - long. Starts in the a.m. before dawn, off and on all day and another bout of crowing as the sun sets. He also crows in the middle of the night if something startles him or if the moon is bright. You name it any reason is a good reason to crow as far as he is concerned.
  5. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2012
    :) Thanks guys. I have five other full grown cockerels that crow all day long. Three of them are higher in the pecking order then Big Boy, and they used to chase him around the whole yard whenever they caught sight of him. The other two are bantam roosters. (They are adorable!) he has just started mating. Thanks for the help!!
  6. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 5 BR Cockerels, two Welsummers, one EE, one Black Australorp and one Australorp/Cochin Cross and they seem to take turns or what I call 'Round Robin' crowing beginning promptly at
    3:30 a.m. and continue to crow off and on all day until the sun is totally set.
  7. Nancygardens

    Nancygardens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2012
    SE Washington State USA
    I would love to know what the different calls mean we have two roos at the moment and I've seen them do the
    egg cackle they answer the roo up that way at 4 a.m. and crow off and on all day long.
    There seems to be the wake up call
    round up for feed time
    and after nap call
    and oh look I found a bug
    a growl and clucking!
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2012
    I know!! It's cool that they have different sounds for their ladies.

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