How young do roosters start trying to crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zonoma, May 23, 2011.

  1. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are only 5 weeks old and just spent their first night in the coop. When I went out early this morning I could have sworn I heard someone trying to crow (I'm pretty sure I have a Cuckoo Roo)! I was a bit surprised. Is this normal this young?

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  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Most of my roos don't start until about 3 or 4 months old, but I had a bantam cochin roo crowing in the brooder at 4 weeks old! [​IMG] I have heard stories of babies under week old trying to crow, but I think that is very unusual.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I have a little Barred Rock, who is 9 weeks, and he's got it going pretty good. The sound is rather like a horn from a Lil' Tykes car, but he's practicing hard.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I have had them crow as young as 5 days(banty cochin) usual 2 1/2 - 3 months....later if there is a dominant roo with them
     
  5. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a RIR that tried to crow but no sound came from him till he was around 5 months old.
     

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