Rooster? do some just not crow???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jellis, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. jellis

    jellis Out Of The Brooder

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    Do some roosters just not crow? I have one that I have not heard make a sound at all? Anyone have any answers?
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

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    How old is the rooster?
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one that wait usually surprise you, he should crow if he has heard it done before.
     
  4. sofiesmom0111

    sofiesmom0111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, our rooster didn't crow for about 7 months... I think I have some weird chickens anyway, but it was so funny when he started trying. One day, we went outside because we kept hearing something... it was him and he sounded like he had a smoker's cough mixed with someone poking him in the rump with a hot pitch fork... imagine that for a second...[​IMG] Anyway, it took him about 2 weeks and he got the hang of it... now he sounds like a pro. I guess some take time.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Is he your only roo? Alot of times if you have more than one roo the alpha roo can keep the others so intimidated they won't crow if he's around.
    But yeah, all roosters crow; some just take longer than others to find their voice.
     
  6. jellis

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    well yeah, he is over a year old?
     

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