Rooster clucks like a chicken!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jess5254, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. jess5254

    jess5254 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    I ordered 5 RIR this past spring and one is a rooster. I have been waiting for him to crow and all he does is cluck like the chickens. Is this ok or is he sick? [​IMG]
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Sometimes they need to be taught/an example... my first roos learned how to crow from a wild pheasant down at the creek... sounded just like pheasants... maybe YOU can go out every dawn and crow for him! [​IMG]
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Mine got inspiration from the car engine turning over.....horrible whirring and groaning noises for the first few months

  4. Jessica1228

    Jessica1228 In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2009
    Mine barks like our St. Bernard. No joke. If he is the only roo you may have to get out there (or make the kids:) and walk around crowing and flaping your wings. We had 5 in our last hatch. I didn't want their new owners to think somthing was wrong so that's what we did. And the kids loved it!
  5. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    My rooster is the only one among 29 hens. I got him as a day old chick in the pullet order. There is no other rooster within earshot, but he started crowing at 8 weeks. He was a little squeaky at first, while he was learning, but now he is 18 weeks and sounds like a classic rooster. He's never heard another rooster crow.

    He is a beautiful black Austrolorp and I am so glad to have him! The older hens haven't really accepted him yet, but the pullets his age all toe the line for him.

    Of course he's a rapist........

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  6. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Songster

    Jun 17, 2009
    West Central WI
    My black Ameraucana escaped an Amish butcher by cackling like a hen. The breed was unfamiliar to him, so he looked it over and decided I had accidentally sent a pullet and he sent Robin back!

    We do not mind, Robin has been a lot of fun. He now crows with the Ameraucana wheeze at the end.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    jess5354. Dont worry, he'll start crowing when he's good and ready. Then when he hears himself crow....he'll never stop crowing, then you'll be sick of his crowing!
  8. jess5254

    jess5254 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Thank God he is not the only one!! The kids go around making goat noises making a rooster noise should be no problem.[​IMG]
  9. Sama_Lama

    Sama_Lama In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2010
    Better than the alternative. My Silkie hen turned out to be a Silkie rooster and although he was only in full "rooster mode" for a week before I placed him, now all my hens crow like a rooster... I am not amused!

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