roo vs hen sounds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hunterblu123, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I some chicken that I have no clue what they are now. I've posted pics here and most of them are roo. Well today the one (I have to post "its" pic later) everyone including me said was a roo is now cackling they are 14 -15 weeks. Do roo's make cackling sounds? I do have a few roo's just starting to crow. No eggs yet but I'm sure its anytime. This chicken in question is a mix.
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roos make an egg laying cackle every time one of their hens lays an eggs. My roos make way more variety of sounds than the hens do.

    Lanae
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Roos make every sound hens make, plus most of them crow. A few hens crow, too.
     
  4. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roos like to growl at passerbys.
     
  5. AMPELLAR

    AMPELLAR New Egg

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    I am new to this -- I have five 6-week old chicks. How early can you identify rooster vs. hen sounds? Also, at what age do the chicks stop "peeping" and only make grown up chicken sounds?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 6 weeks, you should be able to tell gender by comb size, and in some cases the color of the bird. Sounds aren't very reliable as they're all still babies, unless of course you start hearing crowing!

    My chicks are usually around 4 months when they stop peeping and start making grown chicken sounds....by then you should be very sure who is what gender by appearance.
     
  7. AMPELLAR

    AMPELLAR New Egg

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    Thanks! I'm pretty sure mine are all hens, but I was just curious if there were other sounds that were different (other than crowing). It's fun to listen as they start making different sounds.
     

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