do silkie roosters crow?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by frizzleman74, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just bought a pair of silkies at a local fair and they are adorable to man there said that they were 6- 8 months old..I woke up this morning with no crow from the rooster...Is he just too young? is comb doesnt look like its fully developed but my previous roosters started crowing before 8 months probably even before 6 months. He is definitely a rooster though. Whats going on? Additionally his partner did not lay an egg today, however the man didnt mention whether she had started laying yet or not.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, they crow. I had a male that didn't start growing till 11 months.

    Some pullets don't start laying till 9 or 10 months. You can check by looking at her vent, it will be stretched out and moist if she is laying.
     
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  3. EvyCrystal

    EvyCrystal Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie are slow growers and yes the rooster crow LOL I had a pretty white one and I'm sorry but I laugh my butt off at his funny crowing LOL!! ah I still remember it <3 hahaha!
     
  4. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    they bite and kick to lol , so mean
     
  5. EvyCrystal

    EvyCrystal Out Of The Brooder

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    huh? Mine were never that mean o_o; but I will say my white rooster (who has pass away from illness : < ) was a really good jumper and dodger. I miss him ._.
     
  6. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES they do!!!
     
  7. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH yes, I have 3 that crow every morning and anytime I go to the barn. They started at about 8 weeks.
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that crows non-stop...and he sounds like a kazoo.
     
  9. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it time. Then you'll be wishing he didn't crow so much!
     
  10. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed - i had one he bit me in the face and i now have a lovely little scar from him - and we dont have him anymore though - he went to a new home after that!
     

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