One crows...the other doesn't

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henmommy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have two brown leg-horn roos that I got from a straight run (hoping for hens). They are both the same age, but one clearly showed his colors very early. He has been crowing for several weeks, the other does not. Out of respect for my neighbors, myself and only 14 hens, I would like to get rid of one roos. If I get rid of the crowing one, is the other likily to start? Do Rooster ever not crow?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    There was a 5 to 6 week period after my first roo started crowing before my second one started (same breed). Generally the alpha roo starts crowing first. If you were to get rid of him the other would maybe start sooner; but he will start as some point anyhow.
  3. Grass

    Grass Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    i have 2 roos both the same age 4 1/2 months old has been crowing for sometime now....he's the alpha male i take it....the other very seldomly crows..i think i've had the chance to hear him maybe 3 times...even when the alpha lost his crow for a week and half he never crowed,,now the alpha has his voice back and it's stronger than ever...he must of had a voice change because he's louder than ever now.the other roo still doesn't do any crowing

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