Frequency of crowing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kees, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    How often do you find that your roosters crow? Is there a pattern that they have. For example, crowing only at dawn and dusk?
  2. kpara

    kpara In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2008
    South Carolina
    not really a pattern mine crow in the mornings, evnings, and at night. or any time they see us!!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    When they feel like it.
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Mine crow all day long and some really enjoy crowing right in my ear when I'm standing outside with them. lol Last night we went out in the dark to swap some birds around into breeding pens and there was a roo crowing. I don't think it matters time of day..or light or dark. It is pretty much whenever they feel like letting one out.

  5. citychickers

    citychickers Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    Littleton Colorado
    I sometimes think that it depends on the age and breed of the roo. We've had some that started crowing at 8 weeks, loved the sounds of their own voices and kept it up. Our other little guy (we suspected but weren't sure he was a roo) kept himself quiet up until 2 weeks ago. Crowed once, then stopped. 3 weeks later, he's now crowing in the morning about every 4-5 days, as he feels led and now he just crowed in the middle of the day about 12 times.

    I think he's starting to like himself!
  6. citychickers

    citychickers Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    Littleton Colorado
    I forgot to mention that he's about 29 weeks old too! That seems late to me!
  7. chantecler

    chantecler Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Moncton New Brunswick
    Mine crow ALL the time!! Really doesn't appear to be any reason, like already mentionned I think they like the sound of their own voices [​IMG]

    I really like to hear them sing it makes me happy [​IMG]
  8. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I had a Silkie roo and he was kind of quiet. Then when he started to crow he sounded like a boy whose voice was changing, sort of like a frog croaking. When he finally started making noise, it seemed to be whenever he felt like it. Definitely, no later than 5:30 in the morning. Best darn alarm clock I ever had, but no fun when I didn't have to go to work!
  9. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Mine crows WHENEVER he feels like it. He also greets anyone who pulls into the driveway and says by when they leave. When I am holding him he crows and talks to me. The first time he crowed when I was holding him I almost dropped him lol. He isn't even angry when he does it.
  10. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    Did your roosters crow more as they got older?

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