I posted this question in this forum, as it has to do with chicken behaviors. We just got our first rooster yesterday. Now, when you rehome hens, I know they'll stop laying for a short period. When you rehome a rooster, will they similarly stop crowing for a few days? We noticed he hasn't crowed this morning. Will he wait until he gets to know his girls better? I'm sure crowing has to do with a lot more than just the arrival of sunlight in the morning. Will he start crowing again after he has been introduced to the ladies and is allowed to mate with them? Is there anything special I should know about roosters, aside from your basic chicken care? BTW, our rooster is a lovely lad named Rico..... Rico Suave. Black mottled java. Never considered this breed previously, but he sure is a pretty boy & I may have to go back to the lady I got him from and purchase chicks at a later time. Chicken math sure can mess a person up. This started out as a venture for 2-3 laying hens. So we have 7 hens, a rooster, an incubator, and 2 different grow-out pens with different age chicks, all together about 23 or 24 chickens. Two of the silkies have a home to go to, but everybody else is staying here with us.