ocpoolguy

Songster
9 Years
Mar 4, 2011
100
4
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Orange County CA
We got six chicks as a family project. They are 18 weeks now. When we got them we were told they were sexed and 95% chance all hens. Today one of them Easter egger was Struting and making a louder that normal rrrrrrrbalk sound repeatedly. I sushed her/him within five minutes it started again. At that time they were free ranging in our subdivision back yard. I moved them into the run about 6x15 feet and heshe stoped. Is it time to take that bird out of the flock before there is a cocidoodle doo. I don't want any complaints from neighbors.
 
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KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
1,002
4
171
Michigan
pics would help

18 weeks he should be crowing already! maybe its a hen getting ready to lay her first egg?
 

hcppam

Songster
8 Years
Apr 30, 2011
1,862
10
143
Beautiful Big Bear Mountains
Could be an egg song? Hen ,thing. if it is a roo and you keep him in until about 10am you may not have trouble, that is what I am going to do whit the cockerel I got in my last batch. .
 

Achickenwrangler#1

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
2,431
106
183
west virginia
Prob not a crow, the first ones sound like they are choking on something, and it definelty follows a er er er a er pattern, only it's more like awck awack uck
 

lorain's fids

Songster
8 Years
Jul 9, 2011
659
19
141
New Jersey
Quote:does that really work--keeping them in the coop till later in the morning? One of mine looks to be turning out to be a roo, I am in denial cause I don't want to have to give him up. There has been no crowing yet, they are 9 weeks today.
 

NYRIR

Crowing
9 Years
May 13, 2010
3,080
28
256
Petersburg,NY
lorain's fids :

Quote:does that really work--keeping them in the coop till later in the morning? One of mine looks to be turning out to be a roo, I am in denial cause I don't want to have to give him up. There has been no crowing yet, they are 9 weeks today.

Doesn't work for me...they just sound a bit muffled as they crow
But my coop lets light in through the windows...​
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
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6,842
496
middle TN
At 18 weeks, I'd think it would be obvious to an experienced eye whether you have a pullet or cockerel. Post a photo and I'm sure you'll get your answer.
 

MuckyPuppy

Songster
8 Years
Jun 11, 2011
595
8
111
UK
I don't know if a roo would start crowing so late. One of my boys started trying to crow between 5 - 6 weeks and another one is trying now at just after 8 weeks.

Edited to add: I'm trying to figure out how to keep at least one of mine also.
 
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