...it's 11:44 pm

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunnyDayz, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Sunny FL
    ...and my rooster is crowing!
    He doesn't always do it, but occasionally we'll hear him go on and on and on... late at night. I go out there and check on them and all seems in order.
    So why is he doing it?
    Thankfully we have no neighbors!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  2. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Richmond, Michigan
    Do u have more than one roo? Normally they do it to show dominance over one another.
  3. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chirping

    Jun 21, 2010
    northern ohio
    never had a roo....but is it possible that headlights are flashing him causing it? or a motion light kicking on? then again he may want to say goodnight? [​IMG]
  4. dawnchick

    dawnchick In the Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    My experience is that they crow off and on all day. I suspect they are more likely to do this if there is a larger number of them, but only one rooster is hardly a guarantee against crowing.

    Fortunately, I love the sound, and my neighbors have never complained. Yesterday a crow came from across the street, and I didn't know they had chickens. Good old country living.

    Even the 3 AM crows never bother me.
  5. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    My don't care what time it is he crows. I've heard him at midnight, 1 and even 2am. I'm not sure what causes him to do this. I use to run to check on em but after a while I stopped. I also love to hear a roo crow. My neighbors has never said anything so it don't bother me
  6. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Lecanto, Florida
    it could be the phase of the moon, Waxing Gibus, that has a bright light. It could just be the moon phase on a clear night.
  7. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Sunny FL
    He's the only roo... we have 3 girls and him. No lights outside and the street is dark. Hm, not sure about the moon though.
    I don't mind the crowing either, I can't hear it in the bedroom so it won't keep me awake [​IMG] I just wondered if there was any rhyme or reason to the rooster's crowing.
  8. chickenguru

    chickenguru Chirping

    May 24, 2010
    Kentwood La.
    I used to have a few roos that would crow nearly on the hour all night long.(USED TO)
    I finally got tired of hearing it since we are so far out in the woods we have very quiet
    nights and even though I am a sound sleeper once I get to sleep I would occasionally
    hear them. I finally sold those few roosters and pity the person who bought them.
    The best I could figure on the crowing at night was, with the hens cackling all day
    long that was the only time those 'ol boys could ever get a word in edgewise?[​IMG]
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quite often one will crow off schedule for reasons such as a light shining in his area (even if he can see light of any kind at night) or him feeling unsafe or insecure - Are there strange noises going on outside? Banging? Talking? Anything threatening can also trigger it.

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