Rooster not crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ZepChick, May 30, 2008.

  1. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 13 week old cockerel who hasn't crowed yet. Is this normal?
     
  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine did not crow till he was 6 months.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give 'm time... and you'll have crowing. Mine didn't start until he was well past 6 mos... and then you can't git'm to stop. Enjoy the silence while it lasts.
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know if this is true, but i heard that they need someone to listen to to learn from.


    .... is there another one around?
     
  5. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine doesn't crow yet, either. Not that I am waiting with baited breath or anything. [​IMG]
     
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My friend had a "pullet" that turned out to not be, one day he started crowing! [​IMG] Imagine her surprise. She had no other rooster than him. (a.k.a flappin Bob.)
     
  7. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There isn't! It is our first time raising chickens. Thank you!
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I have one that crows every second on the second. Enjoy your peace while you can! :eek:
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It will crow in it's own time. 13 is still young. I've had cockerals crow at 6 week (try to crow)
    and others waited until 30.

    Roosters do not need to be taught. It is instinctive.

    Crowing is also done on the pecking order. We have had many a rooster that
    didn't crow until we culled or rehomed the alpha roos.
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    They crow when they want to. He will when his time comes.
     

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