crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caroline02, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    when do roos start crowing? Mine are 3.5 months old and I have heard nothing.
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My frizzle roos were crowing by then...what kind of birds do you have?
     
  3. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for your reply. we have aracuana/white sussex, sussex/bantom, frizzle/aracuana....I think:/
     
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine was at least 5 months before he started crowing or even looking like rooster.
     
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
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    I think it depends. I have a white leghorn roo that was crowing (not well) at 2 months. I have a Blue Ameracauna that was almost 6 months before he started crowing.

    I have had many others that started at various ages.
     
  6. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I think it really depends on the breed and/or individual bird. The youngest rooster that I had starting to crow was just under ONE MONTH old! I think that's probably unusual. Another rooster started crowing at about 3 1/2 months. I guess you never know! Genie
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi caroline02, [​IMG]

    I'm pretty new here, too, but I read more posts than I type! All of my roos have had various starting times- it just depends on the breed and the bird.

    I should warn you- when he starts, you are going to be running to check on him, in a panic! New crowers sound like they are gargling, strangling, all sorts of weird sounds. It is hilarious!

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    Don't worry about it, he'll learn. And if you have neighbors close by, you're gonna hear from them, too!
     
  8. caroline02

    caroline02 Out Of The Brooder

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    hehe. I will be sure to listen for that strangling roo sound. Heres hoping I see more eggs that I hear garglng!
    Thanks to you all.
     
  9. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I should warn you- when he starts, you are going to be running to check on him, in a panic! New crowers sound like they are gargling, strangling, all sorts of weird sounds. It is hilarious!

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    that is SO true. I had a Plymouth that sounded like a human clearing his throat..totally freaked me out--thought I was being stalked....turns out my SHE was a HE! [​IMG]
     

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