Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by somissemilyy, May 16, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At about what age do they start crowing? I have a RIR & a BR that are about 3 months old.. Also, when do young hens start laying also..

    We had the windows up in the coop one night and I came back in the morning, and sitting there it looked like a soft egg was sitting there and it had been cracked open already. Also, the chicks like sleeping in the windows.. I guess that's why there was a egg there,lol. So they are the only ones that can fit up there. The baby hens are all about 3 months old.
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I was told it was about 4 months but it varies with the breed and how fast they mature usually it's right around when they start getting hormones lol
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Hens start to lay anywhere from 16-20 weeks. I am not sure when your roo's will start to crow, as it varies depending on the roo. If there are other roo's around that are crowing, a lot of times they will influence the baby roo's to crow too.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    My three 10 week old roos crowed at me when I let them out one morning last week and I haven't heard them since. Maybe they were trying to tell me something? No idea.
     

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