roo crowing 4 the fisrt time.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by theprimouomo, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. theprimouomo

    theprimouomo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    hey guys i was just wondering what agedo roosters crow? becasue my rooster is only 11 weeks old and i thinkits to early for him to crow.but i dont know if it my roo or the nighbors roo? em not sure ...and how can i stop crowing or how can i can make him crow less?

    thank you
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I think my youngsters started fairly early. The key is how does it sound. Every young cockerel that I've had seems to have a learning curve on crowing. If it sounds creaky and silly it is probably one of your babies. If it is a perfect cockadoodle do, it's the neighbor's bird.

    I don't know how you make them stop crowing less. If you find out, there would be many interested people. [​IMG] My silkie roo loved the sound of his own voice, and crowed constantly; my buff orpington crows 9-10 times in a row four or five times a day.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    One of my cockerels crowed when he was three weeks old, so 11 weeks is not too early for it to happen. YOU might think so, but nature has other plans. [​IMG]

    Good luck on trying to "make" him crow less. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful in that regard. That's also up to nature.
  4. Fool

    Fool Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    Had a buckeye roo start last week at 13 weeks old.

    Rooster training on Sunday was quick and easy. Start with a straight razor.

    Had Gladys out for dinner tonight, wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese. [​IMG]
  5. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Central Oregon
    My campine roo started crowing at 5 1/2 weeks... It was actually quite cute but I live in a rural area where it isn't an issue.
  6. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Amarillo, Texas
    I've been griping at my husband to trim the tree beside our shop, every morning when I am out there the tree is scraping on the metal roof of the shop (where I have my chicks in the brooder), I've been griping about that tree for about 2 weeks.
    I am sitting in the shop today and I hear that scraping again... I'm annoyed at this point, I decided just to go out and check on my 3) 11 week old chickens and the rabbits instead of sitting with the chicks as long as I usually do. So I am about half way to the chicken coop and I hear that noise again.... but it wasn't behind me. At this point I'm thinking some sort of flying predator that I've never heard before... I am met at the gate of the run by my 3 chickens... and low and behold... that noise I've been hearing for a week was my roo's poor attempts at crowing... I don't think I'm going to tell hubby about this one, I'll never hear the end of it lol. It really did sound like a tree scraping on metal though lol.
    So I guess my roo started trying to crow about 2 weeks ago.

    Oh and by the way we don't have a metal roof on our shop, its shingles... but it didn't click until I saw my roo trying to crow [​IMG]
  7. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    I had a columbian wyandotte, who we thought was a hen, until it tried to crow. It was at 9 weeks when she (he..) crowed. Maybe that will help?
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Most of my roos started crowing between 12 and 14 weeks. They sure did sound funny, but with practice have improved. My RIR Roo is still working on his crow. I can tell who is crowing by their crows. All crow differently.
  9. gaillardia

    gaillardia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    I had a little man start crowing at 9 weeks old. It was a strangled, pittiful crow, but he was so proud!
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I ahve an 8 week old cockrel that just strted crowing this week. It is a feeble squeak. His daddy doesnt crow til I let him out of the coop. Then he doesnt crow alot. His crow is kind of quiet sound distant when you are in the front of the house or next door. My neighbor on the other hand has a bantam that is LOUD and crows all the time. No one in our neighborhood knows I have a rooster they just hear my neighbors.

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