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Learning to crow, sounds pitiful, how about yours?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmeadow, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    My Coop
    One of my 2 young Bantam Salmon Faverolles roosters (born July) is finally starting to crow. He's adorable & I was proud of him for trying! But, I have never heard a crow so pitifully lame before & couldn't stop laughing; hope I didn't hurt his feelings too much. It goes like this: Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, chip, chip, chip, chip.

    Maybe you've heard worse?

  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    My Br. roo sounded like a dog moaning at his first tries. LOL aren't they funny. I actually told my hb that the dog next door must be in pain before I found out it was the roo. Gloria Jean
  3. CKMom

    CKMom Songster

    May 23, 2009
    cooped up
    well last week I heard my EE rooster crow for the first time, and then again this morning. It is a bit quiet and half hearted, but I love it. I called my kids out to hear it too. I need to record it on my phone so my Dad can hear it, hmm, maybe I'll make it my ringtone, wonder how ya do that?

    I don't want to encourage him too much, as right now he starts at 6:30, and that is early enough, but I don't think anyone around could even hear him, unless they are standing next to the coop...
  4. andalusn

    andalusn Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    My next door neighbors chicken are now old enough for the roosters of the flock to make themselves known and they are silly sounding. [​IMG]

    My mature Jersey Giant, Gus will listen to their squeaky attempts and then give an example of ..no.. you gotta bring it up from below.. like this.. and lets loose with a very robust crow. The hens just cackle he's so macho.
  5. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    My Coop
    Earlier this year, I had a grouchy black rooster about 4 mths old that made weird sounds at me every time I coughed (had a cold). So, I always tried not to cough when in the chicken yard, as he was always waiting to scold me for making so much noise.

    You gotta love those roosters, they seem to be trying so hard to keep order in their yard.

    Thanks for all of your comical replies, it's good to laugh.
  6. schmije

    schmije Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    When our roo, Walter, first started crowing he sounded like one of those party horns with the paper that unrolls when you blow it. LOL! He also only had a cock-a-doo for the first few weeks. I think he ran out of breath!

    Our neighbor has a bantam roo that sounded so funny when it began to crow that we couldn't figure out what it was for a few days.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    My young bantams always give me a serious case of the giggles when they start trying to crow. They flap their wings, pull their heads back, just ready for the biggest COCK-A-DOODLE-DOOOOO' of their lives.....only to have a squeek or some other such noise come out of them. [​IMG] They get me everytime! [​IMG]

  8. My white japanese bantam really sounded like a squeaky door when he first started crowing. Now he sounds like a squeaky door that sounds like a chicken.
  9. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    My Romeo sounds like one of those squeeky dog toys. It's ridiculous. Cracks me up every morning. It's been a few weeks now and it's not getting any better.
  10. chickndoglover

    chickndoglover In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009
    Victoria, BC Canada
    I have a little buff sebright that makes such a funny noise that my friend was sure that a rock band got their hit song from copying a sebright cockeral learning to crow.!

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