First Crow & Question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessied1227, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Today, my little BO cockerel let out his first crow. I was coming across the yard around a quarter to 7 this morning, and there it was...errr errr eeerrrrrrrrr. It was the most pitiful little crow, but boy was he full of himself, LOL.

    He is the most handsome boy. [​IMG]

    Now, I've noticed when he is eating, he'll sit down at the feeder and lay there and eat. He is twice the size of my girls and the other 2 SLW cockerels of the same age.

    Is this typical boy behavior? I've not seen any of my hens do it.

  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Congrat's on the first crow! As for laying down in front of the feeder and eating? Not sure that's normal - my white cochin roo stands with all the pullets and eats. Maybe someone else here at byc has had the same experience.
  3. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    I noticed him doing it twice today. Once this AM when I went to let them out in the run, and I threw down a handful of starter for them, and then later this evening when I refilled the feeders in the chick coop.

    I *seriously* hope this has been seen by other members and nothing is wrong. I absolutely love this bird.

  4. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Not a problem at all.... individual characteristics make all your chickens special in their own way.... crow on and on.
    I have a roo that likes to sit pretty alot and just pay attention to what all the women are doing.[​IMG]
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Congrats on the first crow!

    I was SO waiting for mine to crow, and kept missing it. I shouldn't have worried ... he still sounds pitiful and squeaky sometimes if you listen well. And a 2nd of mine started too.

    Those first crows are great. [​IMG] Sounds like it boosted his ego too, LOL.

  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    My EE roo does that when he is pecking the ground. He will just lay on the ground reaching as far as he can to peck at the ground without having to move. He wont do that at the feeder because there is always competition there. One bird goes to eat and they all do......So i think its probably ok.
  7. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Thanks all. Figures I would have a lazy cockerel, LOL.

    He was awful proud of that first crow. He fluffed up his feathers and struted around for a couple minutes. The girls that are in with him, of the same age were massively unimpressed. [​IMG]

  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My Leghorn roo will lay down anywhere and anytime. He will lay near the
    feed and eat. He will lay under my kayak while the rest of the flock is free
    ranging. He's mellow yet very confident. He's definately my alpha roo.
    (I have 4)

    He is also much quieter than my Silkie or RIR roos. He did crow more at
    first but now he just lets the others crow for him.

    Sounds like yours is fine. [​IMG]

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