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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jtr, Jun 14, 2011.
why arent my 10 week old rirs crowing yet i know they are roos
Some don't crow until they are 12 or 16 weeks old. And if one becomes dominant, some of the others (you didn't say how many you had) may not crow at all, because they don't want to get whomped by the dominant roo for expressing themselves.
Although some cockerels will crow quite early/young, many others do not.
i have three may have one exotic brahma he is only 6 weeks so if it is a roo i will not keep 1 rir roo
The Big Fella didn't crow til he was 9 months old!
I have seven roos and only one crows, and he has been crowing since he was probably 4 or 5 weeks old. The rest are 13 weeks and not a peep.
Since the thread is about crowing... do all roosters crow? or are some more quiet? My 12 week old rooster is not crowing yet either. I have to get rid of him once it starts, so I am not complaining. When are roosters sexually mature?
My RIR roo didn't start to crow until he was @ 13 weeks old. He was put in a pen near our then 8 week old banties (5 of which turned out to be roos ) and they were the ones that crowed first which is what I think got him going. Each has his own distinct crow and I can tell them apart quite easily. It goes from a full cock-a-doodle-doo down to a weird squee-kel with them. And to answer the last question, once his crow become a constant daily occurance, my now 16 1/2 week old RIR has just started a few days ago discovering the ladies. The ladies, however, are not going for that real well. Poor Red.
I ended up w quite a few Cockerals, one prod red of some kind and he crowed about 8-9 weeks about the same time our 3 Bantum Cockerals started, really pathetic squawking, I can tell them all apart easily, I didn't know that would be the case. The bantams have it down much more than red. I have 3 white brahmas Cockerals, all 10 weeks, not a peep from them and they are much bigger than 10 week old bantams and red. My first flock, so nobody is truly dominant, I just don't think brahmas are ready to crow yet. Not a peep from the suspected cockeral EE that are 6 weeks. I love to hear them, we have young kids and due to allergies house is closed up w air on and I can barely hear them, but when I do it makes me happy! No neighbors too close so they are free to crow.
It will happen. I have about 25 roos of different ages. Some are crowing and some aren't. The ones that are crowing more or less have their own distinct crow. I can tell which roos is crowing by the crow and some crow more than others.