How old are roosters when they begin to crow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PatS, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. PatS

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    I heard some very funny noises coming from the chicken run this morning and wondered if one of the roosters might be trying to learn to crow. They are 8 and 1/2 week old buff orpingtons.
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

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    I have 7 EE cockerels and the first one crowed at about 5 weeks now they are 8 weeks old and they all are crowing.
     
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  3. goldnchocolate

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    I had a Silver Spangled Hamburg that started to crow at 5 wks of age. Right now I have a 9 wk old BO that started to crow this week. It sounds as if he is laughing at something...."ha...ha...ha...harrrrr". I think he's missing a syllable to it but he's working on it. It makes me laugh [​IMG] just to hear him practicing.
     
  4. shuizar209

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    My RIR/WLH mix crow today at just 4 weeks.
     
  5. Maryallison

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    My roos are like 10 weeks old now and have been crowing a few weeks. Kinda raspy still, but it is a crow! [​IMG]
     
  6. Tom Turkey

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    I have a Old English Game Bantam that just started to crow at 3 weeks.
     
  7. PatS

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    Wow, and here I thought my little guy was "advanced!" Thank you everyone. [​IMG]
     
  8. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I have 3 month old cockerels who have yet to crow.
     
  9. 7heaven

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    Our araucana really started crowing at 4 months (loud enough for neighbors to hear). [​IMG]
     
  10. my little BOs are almost 5 weeks so its not too long before they start crowing
     

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