Question about crowing...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WWolf, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. WWolf

    WWolf In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    San Diego
    I'm sure this has been asked before... I know there is no such thing as a "quiet" rooster (once there old enough) but are certain breed less apt to crow alot. Just sign me.Very new at chickens
  2. Henrietta

    Henrietta In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2007
    I'm glad you asked this question. I am getting a rooster tomorrow and really wonder about the "neighbors". :)
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I don't think you can tell by breed, it really depends on the Roo. Smaller roosters have quieter crows though... sometimes....
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    WWolf, I don't know if there is a quiet rooster?
    I have happy roo's that crow when they feel like it.
    Sometimes it's alot and sometimes not as much.

    If you think you like the sound, like I do, it's ok.

    God knows that city folk prefer the sound of a screaming weed eater over a happy roo.

    Neighbors consideration is always important, communication is the key to success.

    Maybe a few eggs will change their mind?

  5. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007

    That's so true, and it doesn't make the least sense!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You're not kidding! I detest the sounds of ATV's screaming all round me on holidays when others have relatives over (I live in a mountain community). SO obnoxious! Then there's the gunfire at 11:00 p.m. for what reason? I don't have a clue! My rooster is a Barred Rock, very deep voice, nice crow. I love to hear him crow. He sometimes crows at 4 a.m., but usually after 5 a.m. and several times during the day when he hears other game roosters crowing all around us. A banty rooster sometimes has an earsplitting crow, maybe not as loud, but much more irritating than a deep-throated crow of a 9-lb. rooster to me.
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I love the deep crows! [​IMG]
    I have a bantam cochin roo and his crow is almost comical. He struts around like he's tough stuff, but how can something that's 2 lbs be tough? He's 1 lb feathers and 1 lb bones! [​IMG]
    But I do love to hear him crow and so do my neighbors!
  8. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Quote:I was at my friends county fair last year and they had bantam rooster cages with the full size roosters and the strangled crows of the bantams was very funny as they tried to outdo the booming deep crows of their larger kin!
  9. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    I have a Red Pyle Old English rooster that can belt out a sound almost as loud as a big breed rooster. I was so surprised after I first purchased him to hear just how loud he could crow. I've had chickens my whole life and this is the first time I've ever experienced a bantam rooster that crows so loud. [​IMG] Johnny
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2007

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