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Do you have a rooster that doesn't crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheSpiceGirls, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks has turned out to be a roo. And I'm not allowed to have rooster in my city. He's nearly 15 weeks old and as sweet and docile as can be. The only sounds he makes is some very soft, high pitched squeeking when I bring out treats.

    I've had some people tell me that roosters sometimes don't crow.

    But looking online, it says that roosters crow. Period!

    So I'm curious what you all have to say. Do any of you have a rooster that doesn't crow? If breed makes a difference, he's a Cuckoo Marans. [​IMG]
     
  2. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I put my rooster in a dark box at night and don't uncover it until 9am so the neighbours can't complain when he decides to crow when the sun 'comes up' at 9am..... [​IMG]
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but roosters are not allowed in my city at all. Period! So crowing during the day is out as well.

    And quite honestly, I don't want to listen to that all day long either. It's bad enough listening to the crows run their beaks all day and the neighborhood dogs barking at the wind.
    And if I'm ratted out by someone, then I risk loosing my entire flock.
     
  4. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess if you caponize them, they won't crow. I have 2 I need caponized [​IMG]
     
  5. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Quote:I don't know anything about caponizing but... I think your odds of getting an uncrowing rooster (I should also add 'when you want one') are slim to none. I've seen people who WANT crowing roosters not get them though....

    Roosters crow. Hens do egg songs. How it goes. [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Not all the time. [​IMG] Gamefowl hens don't at all.


    As for roosters crowing, there are quieter ones but not non-crowers. . With yours, it's just the fact that some crow earlier or later than others. I've got a couple Black Copper Marans who crowed at 8 months old, and I've got Araucanas who began at 2 months old. They can vary depending on lifestyle and even strains.
     
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I thought I was going to be miraculously lucky in having a roo (that I never wanted...because they crow) that didn't crow...he was about 7 or 8 months when he loudly announced that he was, indeed, a full-fledged roo.
    If you aren't allowed to have roosters where you live, you have 3 choices:
    Try to get the ordinance changed;
    Sell him/give him away;
    Send him to freezer camp.
     
  8. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Given he's nearly four months old, I think that ship has sailed.
     
  9. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo Skippy doesn't crow, or maybe he does but it must be really quiet. He has crowed before, just this scratchy sounding noise though. But adorable as ever.
    His voice is a bit cracky and I've only heard him crow 2 times. Maybe he isn't old enough to crow every morning like the others. Skippy was sold to us as a chick and as a girl [​IMG]
    I think he's about, 5 months or more... 5 1/2 months maybe. Getting close to 6 though.
     
  10. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Quote:I like to call it 'chicken puberty' when they do that sort-of crowing cackled confused thing. It's like a weedy zitty teenager trying to speak up for the first time and his voice just failing him.
     

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