if you have more than one rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kissgizmo, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. kissgizmo

    kissgizmo Hatching

    Jul 19, 2009
    if you have more than one rooster will they both crow? i had someone tell me that only the dominant one will jsutstared raising chickens would like to know.

  2. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    I think 7 out of 8 of my roos crow. [​IMG]
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Um, no. As the current owner of 8, no 9...um 10 roosters... they will all crow.
  4. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i'm still trying to figure out who's the dominant one in my pens. they all are crowing, and usually in sync!
  5. thegreypony

    thegreypony Songster

    We have been horribly lucky...not even sure I should share this out loud lest it get back to the birds....

    But neither of our 7+ mo roos crow...never even tried.
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    All (gulp) 8 of mine crow--5/5 "straight run" RIR roos 2 SLW and 1 EE. That being said the two SLW and one of the RIR are much bigger then the rest and do seem to crow more then the ones that are lower in the pecking order.
  7. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

    Sep 16, 2008
    N Florida
    I have about 40 roos that are loose in the barnyard and 20 more in the pure breeding pens. ALL of them take turns crowing about 6 in the morning. Then once or twice a day they get into the crowing contest mode and again at bedtime they all have to sound off one more time. Luckily I live far enough away from neighbors that they don't complain. It isn't noise to me. If they are crowing I know everything is all right with their world and mine.

  8. karen71

    karen71 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    Right now I have 2 roos and they both crow - this morning they were crowing at the same time -like a duet [​IMG]
    I just sent 3 others to the auction - when they were here they all crowed at some time - silly roos
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Just from my present experience:

    I have two roosters, a Sebright and a Silkie. As of now the Silkie rooster is the dominant one due to removing the Sebright for quarantine purposes. Now that he has been reintroduced, he is no longer the dominant one and no longer crows. The Silkie is the only one crowing. If I take the Sebright to the other side of the house or away from the flock where he can't see them, he gets upset, and may crow a couple times to communicate with them. Before I took the Sebright to our county fair (then quarantine soon after) he was the dominant one and both roosters would crow. So, IMO, I think it depends on the rooster and his status. Though some may not always know their place, others most likely do and know when to shut up. These birds are a year old.
  10. Lady_Cluck

    Lady_Cluck Songster

    Jul 17, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    All of my roosters crow all throughout the day, often at the same time, and with little regard as to who else is crowing at the time. [​IMG] Some of the older ones crow less or save their crowing for special occasions, but the young ones like to test their vocal chords at any chance they get. Time to wake up? Crow! Time for a drink of water? Crow! Pretty hen? CROW CROW!

    Mine even like to get in to crowing competitions with the neighbors' roosters down the road! Good thing I live in the country!

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