First crow sounds like...a HONK?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sarahandbray, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swear I have a rooster/goose hybrid!! Chickens are 7-weeks-old today and I SWEAR one of my Dixie Rainbow boys let out a really awkward HONK! I think I have a goose instead of a Roo!!
    Is this a normal first crow?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see where the first couple of crows can sound kind of weird but normally as they mature more they'll get it better. One of mine is 4 years old and sounds like it's screaming.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Ha ha ha ha !! [​IMG]
    That's hysterical! My little cockerels sound like strangled cats when they start to crow.
    More like a choking croak! [​IMG] . It gets better as they get older until they get that lusty crow ! [​IMG]
    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup...definitely not a fluke...another CROAK again today...reminds me of the freshmen boys that I teach while their voices change! Too funny!! I really should tape this "noise"--it's such a crazy sound!

    Easy to remember their first crow, though--exactly 7-weeks-old to the day!

    Sarah
     
  5. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Located the culprit!! Full on crow today--one of my Brown Leghorns!! Sounding much better--like a real "Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!"
    (Considering I still have 43 straight-run chicks, I have a feeling this might get old really quickly! But for now it's SO COOL!)
     
  6. SouthHouse

    SouthHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha ha - I know exactly what you're talking about. Ours did the same thing. It takes them a few weeks but eventually, with practice, he'll have a strong healthy crow.
     

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