Is my rooster broken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thechickenchick, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have a barred rock rooster. He is 11 weeks old and isn't crowing. I have 2 hens of the same breed and see a signifiant difference. So I am positive he is a rooster(I also ordered him sexed) I have read on here of roosters crowing in the brooder at 5 weeks![​IMG] What gives, is mine broken?![​IMG] Do different breeds take longer to mature? I appreciate your help! Thanks!
     
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is a Jersy Giant and he did not start crowing until about 18 weeks, now he will not shut up! [​IMG]

    I have some BO hens and they seem to be maturing at diffrent rates. One is laying, the rest are not. Also size is some diffrent and so on. I imagine that he will crow when he has something to crow about! [​IMG]

    Also when mine started crowing it was not long until he was "visiting with the girls". He is quite the stud and crows to let everyone know! [​IMG]

    Give him time, he will crow! [​IMG]

    Good luck to you and your roo!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have right now in my yard --

    1 banty dutch roo 1 yr old crows ALL THE TIME
    1 sebright roo ( 4 months old ) crowing for nearly a month maybe longer
    1 lakenvelder roo ( 4 months ) has been crowing steady for about 2 weeks
    1 banty cochin roo ( 4 months ) just started crowing yesterday
    1 barred rock roo ( 4 months ) has NEVER even tried to crow lol


    so if yours is broken than I guess mine is too lol
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:[​IMG] Thank you for the laugh and the advice!

    Ashyannehand, Im sure your right! He will eventually crow, then I will be wanting to shut him up![​IMG] Thanks for helping me to feel better!
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You have to wind them up - there should be a thing at the back end and if you turn it - he'll crow.

    Most of us get the roo all ready at night, so in the morning they're ready to crow.
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:I just spit ice tea all over my key board! Smarty pants![​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My SO swears he has enough experience with chickens to be able to translate what they are saying. When we were up most of the night with phone calls from his work and then the rooster crowed at 4:30, my SO swears the rooster was saying "Can someone please show me the way to the frying pan???" [​IMG]
     
  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
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  9. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is the snooze button that is so hard to find though. And if they would also start the coffee, that would be best!
     
  10. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    I second that [​IMG] I had to read it twice to see if I was really reading it right [​IMG] Funny stuff....
     

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