My Roo has his timing all wrong!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick15, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Okay, well one of my roo's has begun crowing [​IMG] well it doesn't sound like a proper crow yet, but its getting there. Anyway, he crows all the time, it seems like sometimes he just does it when hes bored, i hear strangled crows in the morning, afternoon and evening. Is there a way to train him or teach him when to crow???? He has been "crowing" for a few days, will it take a week for him to understand??? Or is he hopeless???
  2. EquestrianGal

    EquestrianGal Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    my roo crowed all the time. I never even thought to try to stop him and it didn't really bother me. We did eventually sell him, but not because of that.
  3. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Lower NY
    I think it is an old wives tale that roos only crow in the morning. Most crow at all times during the day. Morning to wake everyone including neighbors up, afternoon to tell the girls there is food and water or a predator around and to interrupt that important phone call that you are on, Evening to tell everyone including the neighbors that it is time to go to bed, and sometimes at night to clear the air and to wake the baby up that just got to sleep.
  4. EquestrianGal

    EquestrianGal Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011

    so true! I swear, if I walked out near the flock while on a phone call, the roo would wait till I was at optimal range and then crow for all he was worth.
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    You know I have never been bothered by my roosters crowing, and the neighbor that lives next to us lives in a mobile home said she doesn't even hear the chickens when she's in her house
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  6. angelbabyamy

    angelbabyamy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Myrtle Point, OR
    I had a Barred Rock rooster that a friend brought by in September as a 2 day old chick. Supposedly his family was eaten and he was the only survivor( I think they knew it was a roo and that we would feel sorry for it!). Since it was September and getting cold, I kept him in my spare bedroom at night. He wasn't very old when he started crowing at about 2:30 in the morning!
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    My roosters start vERY early....about 3:00 a.m and they crow until they go back into the coop at night.Thankfully no close neighbours....
  8. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010
    Quote:Same here, and I have 5 actively crowing roos, and at least 8 more just starting, [​IMG]
  9. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    usually my Brabanter roo will start at 4:30 but the other morning I was up to let out my dogs and heard him start up.. When he is early like that its usually because the house next door can be seen from his coop and they have something like 6 outside lights on all night. When they crow at 5 or 6 am I can hear all the distant roosters calling smack back so it seems more of a territory issue. They do crow during the day as well. Since they seem to get up so early they are in bed by 4pm.
  10. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine generally sound off during the night starting around midnight and regularly every two hours after that. The younger ones are worse about crowing all the time; my old gents are more confident and don't feel the need to stand up and yell about themselves as often. Sudden noises set them off, as do other birds crowing off in the distance. We live just over the hill from a guy who breeds game roosters and there are lots of other roosters in the neighborhood, so there's usually an excuse for ours to start in. So far the neighbors have been completely blase about the whole thing; I sure hope they continue to not mind!

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