if you have 2 roos, will they both crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LaSombra, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. LaSombra

    LaSombra Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Washington
    my elder roo is about 4 months old now, but he's been crowing since he was less than 2 months old. I have a younger roo that's over 3 months now, but I've never heard him crow. Will he just not crow since he's the subordinate rooster or is he just slower to mature? ...or does it just depend on the personalities of the roosters/flock?

    thanks
    Jen
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I think it depends on the rooster.

    I have two roos also, and only 1 crows. The other does not since he is the subordinate one. When my Sebright (the subordinate one) was dominant (before took him to the county fair then in quarantine when he got home) he would crow all the time, along with the Silkie rooster (the dominant rooster now).

    So, I guess it all depends on the rooster.
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Probably all of those. He'll crow, eventually. [​IMG]
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    I have 2 12 week old boys that both started crowing between 7 & 8 weeks old. The head boy crows alot more and alot louder than the other.
     
  5. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have eight roosters ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old, they all crow, loudly and often. [​IMG]
     
  6. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    What the last person said, both will likely crow loudly and often, lol. All of mine do! [​IMG]
     
  7. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    Yes,
    eventually...
     
  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, they will. [​IMG]
     
  9. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Yea, probably. My JG roo didn't start crowing until he was 6 mos old. We have 4 roos (possibly 3 as of tomorrow morning...ones a bit rough with the girls [​IMG] ) and all crow. However, the two top roos crow much more than the two omega roos.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When I had two roos, only the alpha crowed. The sub. only crowed when he thought the alpha was far enough away that he could get away with it.
     

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