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My 10 week old Roo crowed!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Marshchick, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Marshchick

    Marshchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't expecting Bruce to crow so early!! Both time wise and age wise. He's a 10 week old White Leghorn and this morning at 4:30 a.m. he let out his first crow, followed at 4:45 by another! And honestly I think he knows I'm writing about him because he just did it again!

    I was expecting him to crow more around 5:30ish. What time of the morning do most folks roo's crow? I know it must vary, but just curious. And is 10 weeks early for a WL roo to crow?

    I think it's neat that he's found his voice but wondering if I'm now going to be up starting at 4:30 every morning.
     
  2. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine crowed at about 10 weeks, too! Shocked the bejeezes out of me because I just thought he was a big chicken! (City girl gone country...LOL) I got 4 RIR's and two others from another bin evidently marked "straight run" Those two are roosters!!!

    He crowed at around 6:30. It's usually between 6 and 7am not always the same time.

    Hooray for you!!!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine start right now at about 5:30-5:45. It's usually just a few crows until they get out of the coop to go foraging, then they are quiet.

    Is it dark in your coop? That will help them to not crow until later.
     
  4. pipthepeep

    pipthepeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little white leghorn mix roo started crowing even before 10 weeks...maybe around 7 or 8 weeks....i like to think he is gifted and talented:)
     
  5. Bantam90210

    Bantam90210 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 week old seramas are crowing... it sounds pathetic but their crowing non the less!! an my 11 week old Red Pyle Old English Game Roo just started last week!! all 10 weeks I thought he was a "She" lol
     
  6. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Carlos said "good morning" to me yesterday with his first big crow! he did it 3 times in a row and looked mighty proud of him self. I hope my neighbors find it as delightful as I do . I really want to be able to keep him! [​IMG]
     
  7. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh... and he is 12 weeks old and it was about 6:00 am [​IMG]
     
  8. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR roo started @ 12 weeks. He usually does his first crow of the day between 6am-8am. Then he waits a few hours and does it between 2pm-3pm and one last time between 6pm-8pm. It's kind of like he has a weird internal clock or something. [​IMG]
     
  9. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost all of my roos start crowing between 6 and 10 weeks of age. I currently have 6 roos, they start crowing about 4am. They then continue to crow all day long. It stops around 8:30 pm when they go in for the night!
     
  10. Marshchick

    Marshchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well Bruce crowed a couple more times during the day. He seemed mighty impressed with himself as well. The inside of our coop is a bit dark, it's in the shade. So hopefully that will help make it later. I can't wait until tomorrow morning to see when he crows!
     

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