Did I hear a cock-a-doodle-do???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksnaroo, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. chicksnaroo

    chicksnaroo New Egg

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    Hi all,
    looks like we have rooster in the brood! I thought I heard a cock-a doodle-do!!!
    One of the Barred Rocks turned out to be a him, we think he is only 5 weeks old...
    How old are they before they start?
     
  2. cloudlet

    cloudlet Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started crowing at about 5 or 6 weeks. I didn't want to believe that I had a boy in the group, but I did. It was obvious by about 3 months. (At least that's how long it took me, a chicken novice.) However, sometime after we culled the rooster, one of the pullets started crowing, and she hasn't stopped. She doesn't crow often, but she definitely crows. (And she's definitely a girl.)
     
  3. chicksnaroo

    chicksnaroo New Egg

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    thanks for that input...hhmmm....now I am not sure who is crowing!!!!
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  4. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can tell a barred rock roo by the color. He will be lighter than the pullets.

    Here are mine at about 6 weeks or so. Notice the lighter colored roo.
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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Roos happen. [​IMG]
     

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