So, we have recently confirmed that one of our flock is definitely a rooster. There has much discussion about "Roo" at our house and then last week he started trying out his crow. He is very sweet (thus far) not aggressive with the hens, and is good with the kids, too. And, in the beginning he was only crowing early in the morning-- while in the barn, with the barn shut up, and you can hardly hear it. Personally, I kind of like it, and we live rural, so no biggie. Our neighbour did ask us if we were planning roosters when we got the chicks, as their house is closer to our barn then our house is. At the time of purchase of chickens, we planned on sending any roosters to crock pot camp. But, he is so sweet, and watchful for the girls, and hasn't been overly loud, until yesterday. Yesterday he crowed ALL day. On and off, but ALL day. It was overcast here and pretty dim. I am feeling like a naive chicken newbie even asking this question, but do roosters really crow all day??? Is it an old wives' tale that they only crow at dawn? I am not saying that we will eat him if he crows all day (although we might end up eating him anyway....), but I am genuinely curious as to why he would be crowing. Oh, and funny thing, too, is that I can trigger the crow by going down and turning on the barn light before dawn. I often open the coop door before dawn because we are early risers and our day starts early, so I need to get the chickens done. They are typically all snuggly on the roost still when I go down. He will start crowing when I turn the light on, and stop when I turn it off and leave the barn. Silly Roo.