he is still not laying,is that normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mom wewantchicks!, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    well i had made my mind i would get a rooster. i decided against the neighbors br that i thought i should save from the stew pot and ended up with a black coochin. he is now 7 months old. the girls are tolerating him,at least he can eat in peace!! but no crowing. my dh insists i have another hen. i said that he may just take awhile! so who is right? should he,if he is a he, be crowing by now? and will he ever be master of the flock,or just the whipping boy?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your title confused me, LOL. Nope, that rooster wont ever lay an egg! You ought to post pictures so we can see if you have a rooster or a hen. Crowing sometimes can take till they are almost a year old for some individuals.
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Do you have a picture? How long have you had him? 7 months, I would think he would be at least trying to crow. But if he has been the submissive roo for a while and just moved to your place, he may need to get his confidence and then look out.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I think you need to go back and read the title of your thread very slowly and carefully. [​IMG]
    I wouldn't expect an 8 month old rooster to be laying either! [​IMG]
    It's not unheard of for an 8 month old roo to not be crowing yet.
    When he's fully mature (and crowing) I'm willing to bet that he teaches those hens he's the boss.
  5. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    He should be laying the hens but they like to do it in private.... Sorry could not resist!
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  7. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    I have two young cochin roosters, I have seen them doing the 'deed', but neither one makes a point of crowing! I have heard little practise crows a while back, but nothing since it got really cold. My other young Roo, a blue laced Wyandotte, crows regularly, tho it is not pretty, sounds really backwards and broken![​IMG]

    Give him more time, I think the cochins are just more laid back then everybody else!

    Good Luck!
  9. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i thought my ee rooster was too young still. doesn't make a sound. but it was like a light switch. he will not leave the ladies alone.
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I really shouldn't be laughing. I tend to have chickens on the brain alot. I've told my SO that I "need to change the chicken's litter box" or "buy more dog biscuits for the chickens". Now I know why he looks at me so funny. [​IMG]

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