Isaac the 6-week old rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ahparks, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. ahparks

    ahparks Out Of The Brooder

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    Isaac was hatched on January 3, 2013 and he is a cross of Black Jersey Giant and white Leghorn. When he was 5 1/2 weeks old I started to hear a strange sound coming from the chick pen. It sounded like a squeaky door that was slowly closing. Then I heard the sound again, and days later once again. Finally, unexpectedly, while I was cleaning the pen, Isaac stretched his neck out, made that squeaky sqweeky loud sound and attempted to crow. Isaac was almost 6-weeks old. I quickly ran upstairs and got the video camera. I was able to record his last attempt at a crow before he tired out. Since that time, he attempts his three or four crows at least two or three times a day. My question is this, has anybody out there ever had a rooster start to crow at such a young age?
     
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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had white leghorns do this at the young of an age. It surprised me. I wouldn't expect one that young to start crowing but I guess you can never say never.
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a cockerel crow for the first time today...it sounds weird..he is almost 5 months. The pullets we got with him are just starting to get their combs in...I only have limited experience with chicks so far...as I have only had 7...but my one coming of age cockerel happened around 5 months...Lol.
     
  5. my rooster started crowing when he was 4 months old. 6 weeks seems a bit young. You have a early crower i geuss. oh and you seem new so welcome to BYC!
     

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