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Finally a crow!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My RIR is 20 weeks old and decided it was finally time to crow yesterday. Apparently he needs to flap his wings about 10 times before he gets off this noise that sounds like he swallowed a Canadian Goose. Then when he is done he lets out one more noise that sounds like a belch. It goes something like HOoONNNNnnnKKKK! ERP! Not to be outdone one of my 12 week Millies now sounds like a strangled cat and then one of the 5 week old frizzle cochins crowed (high pitched neigh)

    I'm still trying ot figure out the whole wing flapping thing - none of the other roosters do it.
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    I love hearing a rooster crow, especially when they actually learn how to do it right! [​IMG]

    It's so exciting hearing those first crows and then getting to hear them figure it out for real.
     
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    LOL.. My RIR's are 17 weeks old, give or take, and 2 of the 3 roo's have been crowing for about 2 weeks now. The first week,it sounded like one of those party horns, being blown by an asthamatic. Now,they are practicing ALOT, and almost getting it right. Although their voices are changing. Or at least I hope they are. I'm hoping for a deeper sounding crow.
    Maybe the flapping wings is like a windup. Or a calming excercise before his solo.
     

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