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

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    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.

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  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    My EE roo crowed at about 14 weeks also.
    Haven't heard him since![​IMG]
     
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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