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my 9ish month old rooster is kind of croaking/humming?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bops, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    Today he is making a throaty, kind of croaking noise. Does this mean he is going to crow soon or something? Thanks:D
     
  2. Michaels1715

    Michaels1715 Out Of The Brooder

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    Certainly sounds like he's trying to crow - they are very "croaky" at first.
    But nine months old? What breed is he? My 6-month old roo - a GORGEOUS Amauracuna/Silkie cross - has been crowing for over 2 months and took control of the flock over from his "daddies" several weeks ago.
     
  3. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    I'm guessing he's getting ready to crow. Must be a late bloomer! I usually hear the first crow much younger than that. Around 4 months usually.
     
  4. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    This little chap was crowing at 7 weeks old

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  5. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    A miniature light sussex
    Aw he looks lovely
     
  6. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine? Nope he is a Lavender Araucana (UK version)
     
  7. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I had three roosters this summer, one was snatched, he had been crowing for about a week, he was about 31/2- 4 months old..... but what is funny, is that the other two, just started to try and crow now, and they are nearly 6 months old. One is the same breed as the early crower. They are like kids, they grow at different rates!
     

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