I saw a previous post about some "pullets" beginning to crow at 16 weeks. This week one of my EE's started crowing at 7 weeks. At least it sure sounded like crowing to me. It wasn't pretty and he certainly needs some practice, but it sounded like a valiant attempt for a young bird. Is that even possible? How can one bird wait until 16 weeks and another start at 7? I was thinking that the other potential roos will come out of the closet within a couple weeks but now I'm slightly discouraged that I could be looking at another 2 months. I'd like to downsize the flock as soon as possible. My wife thinks we're getting just a little too much chicken poo on the sidewalk. I tried to remind her that a friendly game of hop-scotch is fun on the way to work but she's not buying it. Why is it that chickens like to poo on concrete anyway? Here's my blog link if anyone wants to read the story of this week's events. http://backyardchickenfever.blogspot.com/2011/05/houston-we-have-rooster.html Here's a photo of the roo in question.