Hamburg rooster crowing at night!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by malkered, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a lovely gold pencilled Hamburg rooster called Patch. He is 26 weeks old and has his own little flock of 3 hens.

    Recently he has been crowing at night and it seems more so if he sees signs of life from the house.

    It is just before 5am and I just had to get up and go downstairs for water, while I was up with the kitchen light on Patch crowed 5 times in quick succession, now the house is in darkness he is quiet again. Is this normal behaviour?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Yep, I'm afraid it is - mine used to begin at 3am and continue for a few hours - there were other roos in the neighbourhood so they took it in turns - the wife loved it (not).

  3. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2015
    Astoria, OR
    I have a bachelor pad of bantam roos in the garden next to my house, and they do the same thing- if I turn on the light in the kitchen, which faces out that way, they sometimes start crowing, even in the middle of the night! It's a good thing for me my neighbors aren't too close.

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