Didn't know

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blossom hen, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. blossom hen

    blossom hen Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    NE Tx
    that three week old chicks could crow! Know now that one of my three frizzles is a rooster for sure. He is less feathered than any of the other chicks, but I was suspecting he might be a rooster because his comb was developing faster and has more color. Sure enough, this morning when I went to feed, he raised up, arched his neck and got out a really good little crow! So funny.
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    I would love to hear my little roo crow but he has not yet. He is about 7 weeks or mabey he has and I hae not been up yet. I bet it was cute.
  3. djwingo

    djwingo In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2007
    Kellyville, Oklahoma
    aww how cute i didnt know thay did it that early either well that young i mean i may just start feeding in the mornings so i can see if mine do it too [​IMG]
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I've got a hen that throws me early crowers. Almost every buff orp hatch, I get one that crows in its first couple days of life already. It is the cutest thing. One of these days, I'll catch it on video and post it.

  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Too funny!!! Their first attempts at crowing sound like a teenage boy whose voice is changing!!! Just try not to laugh at him when he can hear you - I think we scarred our little roos psyche because we used to laugh at his first crowing attempts!

    Our rooster feathered out much later than his broodermates as well. In fact, he ran around naked for quite a long time while the little girls were getting their pretty feathers. We began to wonder if he had some genetic defect, but finally he started to feather. Soon it was apparent that he still had no butt feathers. He ran around with a naked butt until he was about 9 months old!!!! He is now a little over a year and gorgeous with a nice full tail.

    Unfortunately his nickname stuck - "Nakeds", but our neighbors have finally quit making fun of him!!! (They have a rooster that has a tail about 6 feet long!)

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