Crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Suburban chick farmer 09, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age does a rooster crow?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    ANY age! I've had them crow as early as 5 DAYS and as late as 18 weeks.
     
  3. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I was hoping to figure them out before they go outside to the coop im building. Im not allowed roos here.
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My little 5 week old Gold Sebright is already squeaking out a few crows a day. I wonder if bantams mature faster. The standard roos I have had took their sweet time deciding to crow, not a sound from them til 4-5 months.
     
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have 3 roos out there right now (in my suburb!) and I keep waiting for crowing. My Polish is 14 weeks or so, only crowed quietly once 3x in a row a few weeks ago and never again. The 14 week old EE roo has never crowed. And the 18 week old Brahma once made a loud odd squawk but has never showed any other signs of crowing. [​IMG]
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:If you post pictures in the sex/breed section people on here will be able to help you figure out if they are roosters or pullets!
     
  7. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if their only 5 weeks old?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Even at five weeks, you can usually tell the sex, especially on some breeds.
     
  9. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks ill post pics in the breed section.
     
  10. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I think with the breeds listed in your signature experienced people on BYC can probably tell, if not make a very good guess. I could tell my BO's were roos by 5 weeks, and my two EE roos were looking suspicious at that point too.
     

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