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

    Mar 15, 2011
    Northern Kentucky
    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?

  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

    Jun 1, 2008
    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

    Feb 22, 2011
    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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