First Crow

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by popeyesgal, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. popeyesgal

    popeyesgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I got to hear my 11 week old BR roos crow for the first time. We were up early (5 a.m.) and heard both of them. One was a little strangled sounding, but both certainly crowed. Now, I can't wait for my 33 pullets to begin laying!!!
     
  2. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] yay congratulations
     
  3. krobin04

    krobin04 Out Of The Brooder

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    isn't it one of the sweetest sounds? I love to stand in the yard and listen to them try to be Big Boys!!! We have 14 wk olds. who try to be like the yr old roos. So funny.
     
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  4. Delta3013

    Delta3013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first roo(he's passed away) started crowing at 8 weeks.
     
  5. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    I love listening to mine try to crow, it always puts a smile on my face, he is about 3 and a hlaf month old(roo the rockstar-he is my avatar)and learning , i keep saying to him, god love ya you are getting it, hehe,
     
  6. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My WC Polish roo has let out a few "rusty door hinge" crows so far. He's 10 weeks old now. The funniest thing to watch is when he gets into the crowing pose- way up on his tippy toes, wings back, neck stretched out, does the bounce-bounce thing as he opens his beak as wide as he can- and nothing comes out! Pure silence! I laugh at him. Can't help it- he looks so funny. Not that I would argue about having a quiet rooster, mind you. [​IMG]
     
  7. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two 4 month old silkies gave their first crow this week too! It is so cute to watch them!
     
  8. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is my one regret about living in a city - I can't have roos [​IMG] I love how they sound, and 1 or 2 roos (IMHO) are not obnoxiously loud for the neighbors. However, we've already had a neighbor try to keep a bantam roo and she has some complaints. That makes me a sad panda [​IMG]

    -CG
     
  9. Xanthro

    Xanthro Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have a 7 week Polish that does the same thing. He's supposed to be a pullet. [​IMG]

    It's literally, NO SOUND. He (it) acts like a rooster, but filled out much faster than the other polish, and roos are supposed to fill out more slowly.

    He or She at least thinks it's a rooster, from the silent movie days.
     
  10. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 week old RIR SLP mix started to crow a few days ago. You no that pathetic rusty hinge sound. His dad didn't start crowing until he was 3 months old. I think he started early because he learned by listening to his dad.
     

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