Rooster crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicklette, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Chicklette

    Chicklette Out Of The Brooder

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    Our neighbours have a young rooster, he's probably about 17 weeks. So far he crows in the morning, crows throughout the day and into the evening. He's been crowing for a few weeks now and there is no cock a doodle do, rather he sounds a bit like a sad donkey [​IMG]

    My question is, will his crow improve or do some of them always sound a little funny? And once they establish a pattern of crowing all the time, do they keep it up?

    If we were ever to get a rooster, since they could hear each other, would they compete with each other by crowing? I don't mind the rooster sound at all, but I'd like a bit of peace and quiet sometimes.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I think they do get more mature in their crowing, but if he sounds like a sad donkey now...he may not improve much!

    Depending on how close they are, yes, they will crow back & forth.
     
  3. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 roos and my dad has 2 and they all go at it all the time.
     
  4. Evilkitty162

    Evilkitty162 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 6 to 7 roos and they do have crowing contests ALL the time!![​IMG] [​IMG]I'm sick of it. lol [​IMG]
     
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  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two roos about six months and they crow all day spraticly and one sounds normal and the other sounds like a sad donkey or a dying dog!!! so idk if he will improve b/c these are my first crowing roos my 8 month old EE doesnt crow!!! but i just thought i would say that
     
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Our neighbor's Gold Comet rooster sounded like screeching brakes when he first started.

    There are 4 roosters in a 1/3 mile stretch so they all are "marking their territory" to one another. We hear crowing quite a bit. We also get a "stereo effect" in the morning when all 4 go at once.
     

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