He crowed!!!! So relieved that he is a he

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Darklingstorm, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2011
    Durant, Oklahoma
    My Jersey Giant cockerel crowed for the first time today, he just turned 2 months old. I was so surprised. But I wasn't sure it was him, so I sat outside and watched him till he did it again, then I laughed my butt off as he tried so hard to sound "manly" to the girls. This is my first rooster that I've raised, so crowing at 2 months is a normal time frame? Oh yeah, I weighed him last Wednesday and he out weighs his brood partners by almost a pound. He weighs 2.7 lbs and they heaviest girl (of the same age) is 1 lb 13 oz.

  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    It can vary so much. I think my rooster started crowing at either 14 or 16 weeks(can't remember). It took him forever!
  3. runswithroos

    runswithroos Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2011
    my EE "hen" started crowing at 12 weeks! it didn't sound very much like a rooster though. more like a screech from a hawk [​IMG]
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    My EE roo crowed at about 14 weeks also.
    Haven't heard him since![​IMG]
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Our bantams crowed at 6-8 weeks, if you could call it a crow, the EE crowed at 8 weeks, light brahmas not until late and they are so big the deepness/hoarseness of their crow was pathetic!

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