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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coppertop2014, Feb 9, 2015.
Yo. Hat age do Roos start to crow?? Thanks
It varies. It's really when they yuck up the courage and get the urge. Generally it's between 4-5 months but one of my bantam OEGs started at 2 months (which was hilarious!) and I've had some start a little later, like around 7 months.
I've had roosters start to crow from before four weeks (between three and four weeks. At first we thought they were choking, it sounded like gargling.) to almost 7 months.
I think crowing is influenced by several things. Heredity, and environment. Do they hear other roosters?
What is their place in the pecking order?
My one rooster was a singleton and when he was old enough I put him with some slightly older then directly into my main flock when he was barely 2 months old. He's the one that just recently started crowing and breeding and he was over six months old.
When he started he quickly found his crow, and he has the loudest crow. I thought perhaps because he was with another rooster that might be inhibiting him, but now it doesn't seem to. Other roosters have started in the 4 to 5 month range. A friend has one single pet rooster and without hearing other birds, he started by 5 months, so there is quite a variation.