roos not crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heather112588, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    I have 3 rir roos. They are now all almost 5 months (around 19 weeks) and they still aren't crowing. I have read so many other post about how they start around 12 weeks but not so much as a peep from mine. I know they are roos bc they have all the signs (legs are tree trunk size, double the size of my females, combs, waddles and one tryed to mate with my female). I've even tried showing them sound clips of crowing, they just turn their heads sideways (i wonder if its bc i spoiled them growing up...they are more gentle than my hens!). I know i probably should be grateful for less racket but ive had raccoon problems recently and would like to be alerted if something were to come near again.
  2. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    If a coon shows up, I doubt if the noise they would admit would be a typical rooster crowing sound..[​IMG]

    Perhaps it comes with age, as they mature they may get the urge to start crowing..[​IMG]
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I have 4- 7 month Buckeye roosters and only one started crowing a couple of weeks ago. I also have a rooster that has never crowed. I do have 6 other roosters who do lots of crowing.

    Give it time, they will find their crows. Then when they wake you up at 3:30 in the morning, you'll wish that they didn't crow.

  4. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    NE Ohio
    I have a 12 week old barnevelder roo that's not crowing, also a 5? Month old Barnevelder rooster that's as big as my 7 month old pullets and he doesn't crow... I don't even think he's jumping on them yet. Now the silkies are another story. All crowing, even caught a little 2 month old chick crowing the other day. Boy was that cute...

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