Has anyone every had a rooster that doesn't crow/barley does?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sillychicks123, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. sillychicks123

    sillychicks123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My six month old rooster hasn't started to crow yet, and I know that he's a he because of his saddle feathers and streamers coming off his neck. Sometimes when he's nervous when I'm watering the plants hell let out a tiny crow, but you can barley hear it. Is this normal? What time did your silkie Roos start to crow by?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that didn't even attempt to try his first crow until 9 months old, but I also had a mature rooster around. I have also seen videos of chicks starting at one week. I think it depends on the bird itself and if there is a mature one around. When there is an older one they tend to start later.
     
  3. sillychicks123

    sillychicks123 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the funny thing, he's the only rooster in the flock
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Just like with boys some roosters require longer to become sexually mature than others do. Some Oriental strains need a year before they become sexually mature. On the other hand some straight combed strains only need 4 or 5 months.
     

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