Crowing - time of day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cjstanman, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. cjstanman

    cjstanman Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just north of Raleigh
    My two BR roosters have learned to crow, and now they won't shut up, ha ha! Do roosters (once they've got it down) only crow in the morning? Mine crow from morning until about dark, just off and on, when they get the urge.

    I didn't know if it is usually a wake-up thing or just " 'cause I can" thing, ha ha!
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Most crow whenever they feel like it. You can hear it in my yard all day long.
  3. I personally agree with you on the whole "hey look what I can do!" aspect of crowing. My Blackie crows all day long, whenever the mood strikes him, and then occasionally at night too, but that's rare.
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Ours crow whenever the mood strikes them.

    For the most part it's only during the day-time but they also occassionaly crow at night when a car passes by, at the neighbors security light and they seem to love crowing at the Full Moon! [​IMG]

  5. purplepoen

    purplepoen Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    My 3 Barred Rocks crow mostly in the morning and during daylight hours. But they get into I-can-crow-louder-than-you contests that have been know to extend well passed 3:00 AM. Luckily we have very tolerant neighbors!
  6. joanc

    joanc Songster

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    I've not heard ours crow after dark, but then our bedroom window is on a different side of the house. For the last 4 months we've only had 1 rooster, so the crowing frequency slowed down. My alpha crowed alot more when we had an extra cockerel, which I had rehomed in July. (my hens appreciated him leaving too:)

    Our neighbor to the north says he likes hearing them crow, which is fortunate because we have 2 other neighbors south of us who also have crowing roosters.

    Oh, I miss the summer mornings when I would go outside and listen to all the roosters having their "conversations" with each other. They all have unique voices.
  7. beerguzzler

    beerguzzler In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2008
    Houston TX
    Petey (my rooster) and TopHat and Fred (Neighbor's roosters) starts at 03:30ish every morning. Kinda like having the three tenors everymorning [​IMG]

    Petey stops at about 08:00 but the other two blow off and on all day.
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Mine start crowing as soon as they wake up. One EE roo and one BO roo have shouting competitions all day long. We just walked in the door from holiday shopping and bam, cockadoodledoo greeted us when unlocking the door. LOL
  9. clayhill

    clayhill Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    Lee County, Arkansas
    I've got one roo, a BR, and he starts crowing about 3 am and continues off and on til dusk. I have noticed the more people around the more he crows. I guess he's showing off or warning everyone! My sister-in-law wanted to know if he was normal because he crowed during the day. She even asked, "Doesn't his throat get sore from crowing so much?"
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Post above me : Same for me here. Although I can make mine crow [​IMG]

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