MY Roosters crow all of the time!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doIreallylikeeggsthismuch, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. doIreallylikeeggsthismuch

    doIreallylikeeggsthismuch In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    I have two 16 week old roosters that crow from 5:00am till dark. All the time. I love the sound of them not quite sure that my neighbors do. Why do they crow so much? Do you think with 2 they crow more because they are competing with each other. Does this mean that they will always crow this much or this is just a maturity thing?

  2. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Songster

    May 9, 2008
    I have several roosters but it was the 2 Silkie roos that never shut up----day and night!! I rehomed one of them and now the other one does not crow as much as before. I think that they were calling to each other and each one thought that they should have the last word [​IMG]
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  3. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    Flemington, NJ
    My SLW Roo crows all day long. I think the only time he shut his beak was when the temps reached over 100. He was too hot to crow.
    Fortunately, my neighbors love the sound of my roo.
  4. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Mine crow off and on all day. I think they do it just to keep tabs on where the different groups are. There is an Old Wives Tail that if they crow during the day we will have rain, if that were true I'd be wearing scuba gear.
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  5. Mizzy

    Mizzy In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    Out of the 10 chickens I got, 2 died [​IMG] , and 7 are roosters. And boy do they crow crow crow lol. Only one seems to crow all day though. The rest just crow until I let them out in the morning as if they are yelling at me to "wake up - let me out." Our neighbors down the road have a rooster crowing loud as well. (which makes me think no one minds the noise hopefully) and its a crow off between my one roo and theirs all day long lol.

    Sometimes it sounds nice to hear them, but when I just put my baby down for a nap and they get under the window to her bedroom to crow....sigh I wanna go out there and tell em all to shut up [​IMG]

    Of course I am having to rehome all but 2 (tomorrow actually). I can't part with two of them...the others I think I'll be ok without lol.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wow, and I'm feeling bad about my four roos. One adult and 3 bantam juveniles which have just started crowing in the past two weeks.

    I SHOULD re-home at least two. But I don't wanna. They're mine, all mine, I raised 'em and they're so cute! *sigh*

    The banty roosters trigger crow-offs with neighbor roosters. My adult roo, Carl, never really did too much competitive crowing, but those little banties, boy, they GOTTA sound off!
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    My two roos crow for two apparent reasons. First, in competition they will crow back and forth. Second, one will crow when the other roo is with me and out of the yard. I think he is crowing to get a "fix" on the location of the roo who is out of the yard. The one with me will always respond.

  8. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Jeffersontown, Ky
    I have one 18 week roo who crows from 5:00 a.m. till he goes to sleep at night. I'm hoping as he ages he'll slow down.
  9. Mizzy

    Mizzy In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    gryeyes - I was thinking that too lol. They're mine and I raised them from babies why get rid of them. Then they had to start getting mean on each other. I can't tell you how many times I have to scold them for fighting over who knows what haha. They'll just be standing there and a fight breaks out. It reminds me of West Side side dancing off with the other.

    The polish peck hard at the silkies and the silkies jump the other silkies. I'll be doing dishes and hear a loud 'ba gawk' from one pecking the other and then chasing it. *sigh* My roo that crows all day and a Delaware though, they are my babies :p they don't fight or cause problems. And my hen will thank me in the long run anyway. Plus I can turn around and get more hens for my roos I'm saving [​IMG] and have more babies to spoil [​IMG]
  10. Joy215

    Joy215 Hatching

    Sep 8, 2013
    Marengo ohio
    I have two sillies that crows day and night they were crowing at 1 a.m. I have thought about getting rid of them but they live out in the barnyard I have had them for over a year I don't think they would adjust if rehomed

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