I hatched out 2 eggs on July 1st to add to my small flock. The result was 1 pullet and one cockerel. I had them separated from the flock until they were 4 months old and big enough to enter the flock without too much abuse being inflicted upon them from the older established flock, The cockerel started crowing at about 6 weeks old. He crowed all the time when separated from the flock. I introduced the 2 newbies to the flock and they became low on the pecking order and he stopped all crowing. They are now 4 months old. Has this ever happened to anybody else? and when do you think he might start crowing again? My wife hopes he never starts again.