How much louder do roosters get as they mature?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by susanah, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 12 week old OEG bantam that is now beginning to crow.
    Sounds like a squeaky toy, but not really any louder than our grown hens
    eggsongs. Will he get much louder as he grows?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    In my experiences no, but it will get lower [​IMG]
     
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam breeds are on the smaller scale as chickens go but I bet the can belt out a fairly loud crow when they mature. I know my white rock when he was young he had no volume at all. Now he is over a year old and is a 12 pound veritable crowing machine. With the coop closed up tight in the middle of winter with snow on the ground he still cant be muffled. I think he begins at his toes to get a crow going. So yes they get louder. For all the noise he makes he is an excellent watch dog,lets you know when all is not right with his world. Dont matter what it is,strange car in the d-way,someone walking in the road past the house,squirel doing what they do he lets you know.
     
  4. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping we'll be able to keep him, but if he starts annoying the neighbors, or waking me up too early, he will have to go. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed...But they do get louder but as they get older they don't do it as much also in the winter mine hardy ever crowed
     

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