He CROWS!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ridgefire, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Songster

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    Finally it only took him almost 11 weeks to find his voice. But the last 2 mornings now when I go out and open the coop for the day he crows to me. Its still that teenage squeaky voice but he is trying.

    Hard to believe a grown man would be so excited about hearing a rooster crow. I am in the group that loves hearing a rooster crow, always have, even before I owned my own.

    On a side note I didn't realize how many people in my area have roosters. The other morning when I got home from work at 6 am, I let the birds out for the day. I was just sitting there watching them when just a few houses down I heard a rooster crow, then behind me I heard another rooster crow. It was like they were having a contest. Then all of the sudden I hear this squeaky, trying super hard crow, come from my run. I guess all it took was for the neighbors to get him started.

    I do have a question. Why does a rooster's crow carry so far?
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Mony roos do need "lessons" from older roosters before they get the urge to start singing themselves.
    I don't know why the sound carries so far - but I'm sure it must have had some evolutionary advantage at some point (it sure isn't advantageous to them now, though - I think the crowing leads a lot of them to the stew pot!).
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    That's so awesome!!! I remember the first time I heard our rooster crow, I was all freakin out and so excited!!!! We have 2 roos, so I wasn't sure which one was crowing, but I found out that it was my Mottled Houdan that was crowing, not my barred rock. My BR is 17 weeks old now, and still hasn't crowed. I think he's gender confused!!! LOL!!! Congrats!!!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats! My one roo has been crowing for a week or two now and I absolutely adore it. Of course, at first it was hard to tell whether he was choking to death or crowing, but he's getting better at it every day. [​IMG]
     

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