Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daurtyjewelz, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. daurtyjewelz

    daurtyjewelz New Egg

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    My rooster about a year, crows all the time. Morning, afternoon, night. In the middle of the night. Non stop, he stops when he sleeps. Please help.
     
  2. samantha LW

    samantha LW Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine does too! He is about 8 months and he crows all the time. My family has taken to walking through the house and yard and crowing back at him. So instead of listening to one crowing rooster non-stop I get to listen to him, my husband, and both children. :) Luckily I have great selective hearing so I have decided to just ignore them all. We also have no neighbors that we can see so I guess I will just let them all get tired of it. Here is the only one that has an excuse for this behavior.


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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mine too! Except my cockerel is about 21wks. He is just now getting really good at it.

    Now, the OP is asking for help. Is it a problem with your neighbors or does it bother you? A cock will crow whenever he feels like it. I know some people on BYC use a crow collar, but IMHO this would be a personal decision on your part and you would need to research it to see if it is right for you.
    If he is a good boy, enjoy him. Good Luck.
     
  4. tooktooktook

    tooktooktook Out Of The Brooder

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    I love having chickens (first year) but keeping roosters was more than I could take. I had 14 out of a straight run of 40 barred and white rocks. Today i decided to do the deed. I found that my hens seem less stressed without them and i can now sit outside without the never ending crowing, which was non stopped and seemed to cut right through me.
     
  5. daurtyjewelz

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    The problem is that he crows at 12am 2 am 4 am 5am. I mean all the time we can not sleep
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is this something that just started?
    Any changes to the coop/run, flock population, predator events?

    If it's not something new, I'd seriously think about getting rid of him.
     
  7. LittleGecko

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    I keep both of my cockerels indoors at night with a towel draped over the cockerel bedroom to keep it dark. I do this so the neighbors don't get disturbed and indoors they don't tend to crow until we get up and disturb them with our noise. Even so they don't crow for long as both are older birds,one 18 months and the other over 2 years old. They both crowed all the time when they were young but as they got older they crowed less and less. Cockerels also crow more in the spring as the breeding season gets going. They will also crow far more if they can hear another cockerel in the area (my village has several flocks and many cockerels and they can hear each other when the wind is right, but they all seem used to each other and don't bother much any more, although a new cockerel in the area can set the lot off and they do seem to be able to tell a new cockerel from the voice.
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That seems like a lot of night time crowing. I agree with aart. I would check to make sure something is not disturbing him at night, whether it is lighting, predators, neighbors barking dogs, etc. I live fairly rural and prowl around my property late at night. There are several cockerels off in the distance that I can sometimes hear in the early morning (1-2am), but usually I have heard barking dogs or loud engine, etc., before I hear the crowing. So far mine doesn't crow in the middle of the night (they are secured in the coop), just about an hour before sunrise and then of course throughout the day.
     

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