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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Prisserbabe, Jul 18, 2011.
what age do roosters start crowing?
From what I hear, They can start VERY early. I had an araucana that started at about 12 wks. I've got 3 more from the same brood that haven't started yet!
We just got our chicks before Easter this year. Our "rainbow layer" started "crowing" at 3 months. We won't be getting many eggs from him! He is really quiet though. Only when I let them out in the morning and once in a while during the day will he crow. At first it was like a gargling sound it was too funny to hear I almost felt sorry for him. He's gotten better at it. I love to hear him crow. Makes me feel like I'm on a farm. I guess because he's mine it's not annoying at all.
I've got one crowing at nine weeks. He actually sounds pretty good too. Doesn't have the whole "Cock-a-doodle-doo" thing going yet but he's sounding better all the time.
I've got a banty that never seems to stop crowing! He doesn't bother me but the hubby is ready to cook him.
My Production Red tried it out at about 10 weeks and really hasn't crowed in the three weeks since. Good thing, as he's to go live with other chickens, and crowing is one of the main reasons.
I would love to hear my rooster crowing everyday! but its illegal where I live so once he starts crowing I have to get rid of him
I've had several crow as early as five DAYS old. Some of my latest youngsters began at 8 weeks old (D'Anvers bantams), but I have a 15 week old breeder quality Barred Rock who hasn't started yet. It's entirely individual.