Roos & Crowing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new2chickens2011, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Songster

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    At what age do roos start crowing??
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The simple answer is...when they get ready to. I've had a 2 week old crower (turken) and a roo that didn't start crowing until he was 15 months old (brahma). I currently have a polish cockerel that only crows once a day and he is over 4 months old.
     
  3. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chirping

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    i agree, seems to be when they are ready!
    I have had them as early as 8 weeks and as late as 5 months!

    I love the early attempts...lol...they sound like someone is strangling them! [​IMG]
     
  4. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Songster

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    Okay thanks! Just was wondering. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I've had a chick that had just hatched stand up and crow! He wasn't even dry from hatching yet!! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen [​IMG]
     
  6. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    We currently have a 22 week old Blue Wheaten Ameraucana roo who has not crowed yet! I think that he heard me say that he can stay until he crows! He is just flying low under the radar!!! I guess that he is smarter than I thought! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

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    Mine started at 10...I know! Early! lol
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    My neighbors Barred Rock started to crow at 18 weeks. I love it and I hope they keep him.[​IMG] We have neighbors threatening us about our chickens. Those neighbors have zero tolerance for crowing no matter how faint or far away it is. I can only hear their rooster if I'm outside, he is very quiet.
     
  9. navasima

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    I just had someone with years of experience with chickens tell me it could be at 6 or 7 months of age sometimes!
     
  10. Ole rooster

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    I bought a few chickens and a rooster. They are all pullets, or let's say 16 weeks old. I know, the rooster ain't one. I got them home around 10:30 this morning and about 12:00 with them in the run the rooster started crowing. He is a Golden Laced Wayndotte. (sp) To my suprise his crow was a deep, throaty adult sound. I certainly did expect him to crow and I don't now why he did, but I am glad he is. These ain't show chickens but I'm happy with um.
     
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