MY Rooster not crowing......Please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by New Hamp owner, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. New Hamp owner

    New Hamp owner Hatching

    Aug 18, 2007
    I have a rooster which is about 14-15 weeks old. I have him in with 3 hens and a bantam rooster. My neighbor has 3 roosters the same age as my young rooster and his are crowing however my young rooster will not crow. Does anyone know why? Possibly because of the bantam rooster?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    It depends on the breed. I have a few 23 week olds....that have not crowed, some of them the same age, was crowing around 18-19 weeks.
    Give him time...he will. What breed is he?
  3. New Hamp owner

    New Hamp owner Hatching

    Aug 18, 2007
    He is a New Hampshire red.
  4. New Hamp owner

    New Hamp owner Hatching

    Aug 18, 2007
    Also he crowed one time, but he has not crowed since I put the bantam in with him.
  5. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I've 2 roosters...and NOT one has really made a peep...for awhile I thought I was going to get a crow but just a squeeky door sound! Still no crow...they are 18 week old EE's!
    I'm told that because they are a new flock with NO one to teach them that they may not crow until they are 1-2 years old! I thought for a minute that I might teach them...but opted to just let nature take its course and enjoy the silence!
    Good luck...hope your guy figures it out! [​IMG]
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    My barred rock didn't crow until 24 weeks, now he crows louder & clearer than my other roo's.[​IMG]
  7. EboyDog

    EboyDog In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2007
    Hallsville MO
    I have 6 plus some rooster and they ALL crow, it's get's a little interesting as they all take turns, one morning it's the one and then the next it's another.

    What's really interesting is they have learned the sound of my truck when I come into the drive in the afternoon from work and that's when they really start! (I let them free range in afternoons after I get home and they know when they hear me, it's time to run!!)

    Give yours time, he will figure it out; might try encouraging him by mimicking a crow showing him how it's done!
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think it depends on the breeds and individual bird, but I've noticed that heavier breeds like your NH take longer to learn and get the crowing down. Leghorns though... thoes are some fast maturing birds... crowing at like 8 weeks old!! Of coure it is a squeaky door type of crow though. [​IMG]
  9. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    Canberra Australia
    I have 3 Silkiy roos and only one crows.
    My little buff is about 4 months old and the others are about a year old.
    The dominate roos crows long and loud and sometimes his friend crows but not as much.
    I think if there is a dominate male in there the others keep their heads down:)

    cheers Happyhenz
  10. dccdmom

    dccdmom In the Brooder

    Jul 3, 2007
    Sorry, but I'm over here laughing about why this is a problem. I'd love it if mine didn't crow. We live in town and aren't technically allowed to have roosters, but all 3 of my laying hens turned out to be roosters(how are those odds?). I have to bring the roosters inside at night and not let them out to start crowing until after the neighbors have all left for work. The kids have a fit if I talk about gettignrid of them, and I'm rather in love with them myself, I WISH they wouldn't crow. Mine like to crow in unison like a little barbershop trio.

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