I heard our first crow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dragonchick, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Well here it is 2:30 in the morning and I am awake. I work nights so that shouldn't be unusual. Whats unusual about this is that I WAS sound asleep when something woke me up. All was quiet outside since the malamute wasn't raising Cain. I listened again and heard the inside cat meowing. I got up thinking that I need to dispatch a mouse it had caught. When I opened the bedroom door Mr. Kitty, the cat was meowing at the spare bedroom door where the chicks are. I heard a odd noise so I opened the door, and there standing on top of the waterer was a 5 week old rooster crowing his fool head off. That baby crow sounded so funny that I started laughing. The little guy stared at me for a second, cocked his head sideways, straightened up, stretched, and crowed again. I just looked at the clock, shook my head and closed the door again. Then booted up the computer and came here to tell y'all about it. 2:30 in the morning, sheesh. I really need to teach that rooster to tell time. He really thought he was something standing on the top of that quart jar water dish.
  2. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    I bet that was hilarious. I love it when they start to crow. Then sometimes seem to surprise themselves.
    Well, 4 a.m. here, and I can't seem to sleep, so have been up an hour or so, having a cup of cocoa. Think I will try the bed again, and see if I have any better luck. Hope you are back in sleepytown again by now.
  3. henjoy

    henjoy Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    Congratulations on your little guy's first crow. Those first crows are so funny and cute. That is one of my absolute favorite parts of raising baby chicks. Of course, roosters are the reason that I got chicks in the first place. The hens just came along for the ride. Enjoy your little ones.
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Pretty soon he will get that practice crowing down to an extremely loud 3 syllable crow! When mine was practicing, he went from one to two to finally three syllables of crowing. We laughed alot at him too --until my neighbor complained and we had to re-home him --hope you don't have the same problem. Mine crowed all day long every ten mintues or so, no kidding, all day long. He liked to hea himself I guess! I heard someone's rooster crowing when I went to get the paper this morning and it sounded like it was miles away!! Maybe it was mine, if so, he is way beyond the practicing now - becasue this crow was strong and loud. Good luck with yours and I sure hope you can keep him where you live [​IMG]
  5. I'm happy for you. Enjoy! I can't wait to get my chickens, their colors, their sounds, I do wish I was in the same boat as you!
  6. dragonchick

    dragonchick Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Sleepytown isn't anywhere close so I am up for the day. Will nap at around 4 or so since I have to work tonight.

    Since we live in the country we can have any rooster that performs and doesn't fight/spur. Freezer camp is for those choose otherwise.

    The little guy has crowed a couple more times since 2:15 and hopefully he will do it again when DH gets up.
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i love first crows,..... bawke eee qmsdnfs lol
  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Man am I glad my 11 week old roo hasn't started crowing yet. He's a little frizzle silke/cochin cross and kind of at the bottom of the pecking order with all the standard sized girls around. I am seriously hoping he just skips the whole crowing thing and then I can keep him. [​IMG] If he does start to cockle doodle doo, I wil have a really cute roo who needs a good home... anyone??? [​IMG]

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