Is a rooster's crow really obvious?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beehiveginger, May 24, 2012.

  1. beehiveginger

    beehiveginger In the Brooder

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    My little bantam is 18 weeks old and hasn't crowed. I have tried to sneak up to the hen house and listen but have only heard low throaty clucks, is he a she? This chook is very easy going and friendly. They are free range. [​IMG]
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Give him a couple of weeks. One morning you'll hear this awful screeching noise, think somebody ran over the cat, then realize your little guy made his first crow! He's a purty little thing.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    Yes, at first it sounds as if he is strangling on something or trying to clear his throat. It comes in the fullness of time.

    Chris
     

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