EE Rooster Not Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cheeptrick, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Hi, My 13 week old EE roosters...4 of them in total. ARE not crowing? I thought they would start crowing by now?? I'm NOT upset that they are not...but what I've read is they start crowing around 12-13 weeks. Mine are not.
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    Do you have a 'Top' roo? Is he crowing? In my flock, my top roo and his 'second in command' were the first to crow. They started right around 8 or 9 weeks. Whenever the other roo would try to crow, the top roos 'above' him in the pecking order would chase him down and sush him, so he never crowed. They are now 19 weeks old, and there is some rearranging of the pecking order going on, and now this roo seems to have taken over as 'second in command' and has begun crowing! If none of your roos are crowing, it may simply be that they have nothing to imitate, and just aren't sure what they should sound like! Try crowing at them to incourage them! It really does work! Never mind what the neighbors think! [​IMG]
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    I agree with 4H mom - I had two EE roosters and only one would crow, he was top dog. I didn't hear the other start crowing until he was almost a year old... no joke.
  4. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Crowing with them works! I crow with them every morning and evening when I feed them. My mom came over yesterday to work on the coop and she crowed with them too. They understood and replied! They're probably thinking, "Who is that bald chicken crowing?! It sure is big and ugly."
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Crowing with the roos sounds fun, but mine aren't crowing and I'm hoping no one teaches them!
  6. My roo did not crow til he was about 15 weeks old and only does it occasionally. If i crow to him he will answer back though.
  7. deweb52

    deweb52 In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2007
    johannesburg, mi
    I have 14 roos & 10 hens that are 12 weeks old. I just started hearing one of the roos crowing last night while I was picking veggies in the garden. I laughed...he sounded like a teenage boy going thru puberty w/ the cracky voice! [​IMG]
  8. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    I had one rooster start crowing at 13 weeks, one just started this morning that will be 15 weeks, and I still have a third that I'm waiting on.
  9. Chickending

    Chickending Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    My White Rock Roo started crowing at about 7-8 weeks old, now they are 9 weeks old now. The two BO roos one is starting to crow now but the other is not moving so fast...The way things are playing out right now it looks like the WR is the one who is lead of the roos. He is bigger than the other two although they were all born on the same day.
    I laugh so hard when they try to crow cause it does sound like some teenage boy going through puberty.

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