Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Swamp Roo, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    SW FL
    I realize there is no hard and fast rule, but at what age will cockrels start crowing? I have a white rock that has bright red and larger wattles than its siblings, but has not started crowing. The rocks are all big enough to need to waddle and their voices changed 3-4 weeks ago (from peeps and squeaks to clucks and squawks) So I guess he should be big enough. I'm pretty sure it is a "he", but no noise. I don't have any identified males in the flock, so he shouldn't be submissive. We also have two crowers in the neighborhood that I can hear, so I figure that mine should be wanting to yell back. I also have one RIR that might be a male, but no crowing from him either. Thanks
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    My buff rock and buff orpington both started crowing on the same day at 13 1/2 weeks old. My father-in-law's white cochin is 15 weeks old and no signs of a crow yet.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    One of my 13 week old roos has been crowing for a couple of weeks. My other roo, hatched the same day, hasn't shown any interest at all yet. I think roos and chickens in general are individuals; just like the rest of us peeps.
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    I have a 5 month old EE male that hardly ever crows. He is the silent type. I have a meat bird who started crowing at barely 3 weeks old. You just never know with chooks [​IMG]
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    My EE started crowing 2 weeks ago when he was only 5 weeks old! The Buff Orp and Welsummer roos are in the same coop and are the same age but haven't started yet.
  6. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    SW FL
    Thanks everyone!
  7. ridgefire

    ridgefire Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    My white leg horn started crowing around 10 weeks. He doesnt crow very much. Pretty much only in the morning when I open up the coop. Sometimes he will crow to me when he really wants to freerange and I am refusing to open the run.
  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I have a little banty roo who started crowing a few days ago. He's not very old, maybe 5-6 weeks. Just got in all his feathers. He has the silliest crow I have ever heard - took me a little bit to figure out what that noise was.

    My Delaware boys crowed once or twice at about 3 months, by 4 months they were practicing very hard, at every opportunity. [​IMG]

    My Brahma crosses haven't started to crow yet.
  9. fun monitor

    fun monitor Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    southern california
    I have a 16-week old Penedesenca who crowed for the first time this morning! That was crazy. I've also heard a one-week old attempt to crow and another cockerel started at about 5-6 I'd say it varies [​IMG]

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