How Long Does it Take for a Rooster's Voice to Settle?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3KillerBs, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. 3KillerBs

    3KillerBs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its a silly question, but I can't think how else to find out.

    My unexpected, Light Brahman rooster, Marion (was Rosemary), is now 6 months old and has been crowing for about a month. He still has that teen boy, voice-breaking, rusty door sound -- especially for his first few crows of the day. How long does it take for a rooster's voice to settle?

    So far at least he's a well-mannered crower who greets the dawn and doesn't have much to say for the rest of the day. I saw him chasing the most mature of my hens for the first time this morning so I know his adolescence is well under way.

    I did a lot of research on chickens, but I wasn't expected the awkwardness of the teenage crow. Its so funny! Especially since I have a 13yo son whose voice sounds just the same.
     
  2. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just depends. I've got a 10-wk-old Fayoumis/EE cross who started sqeeking boy-noises at 6 weeks, and now has a decent sounding crow. I'd bet that in another month yours will have a more developed crow.
     

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