Little banty roo crowed....at 8 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LuvinMyPeeps, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little banty (which I thought might have been a girl until about a week when her cumb started to grow) wanted out with the other 2 chicks. So I took them all out. They were all sitting on my arm and all of a sudden she stuck her neck out really far, stretched her breast out (I thought 'she' was choking) and crowed....bokkkkkkaaaaaawwww! My mouth dropped open! hee....my little banty girl is a boy [​IMG] hee. I think it's so cute. Sofar she's only done it twice... (I mean 'he'), but I prolly won't think it's so cute when he does it all the time in the house. They aren't fully feathered so I can't put them in the coop since it's not heated.

    Just thought it was cute. [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Mine started at 5 weeks. I know how you feel LOL I have seen others on here I THINK crow as early as 3 weeks. Mine is also a bantam.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Wow!

    Mine didn't crow for ages - not until they were about 4 months old! I love those first crows - they sound so funny!
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    What age will silkies start to crow?
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think it really varies with all breeds. My silkie roosters were all 5-6 months before they crowed. They were very difficult to sex because of this. They did not get streamers til 5 mos.
     
  6. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know... I wish all roosters just crowed early and got it over with! That would be a lot easier for us wouldn't it! [​IMG]
     
  7. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:My little guys started young too! They are about 12 weeks now & they still sound totally sick! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL.

    I have a few babies in the house. Waiting for them to start so I can BE SURE who the girls and boys are!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The earliest I've had a cockerel crow was 5 DAYS. Since then, I've had two crow at a week old. It is absolutely adorable!
     

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