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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missbrit2006, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    Why would my rooster be crowing at midnight?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    In theory, something may be disturbing him in the coop. If you have neighbours with roos, then they seem to like to take crowing in turns - mine used to start at 3am every freaking morning (wifey loved that [​IMG]) - well he did until he went in the crockpot.

  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    It is the best time to advertise to females looking to switch harems or emigrate from natal harem. It is also best time for harem masters to advertise presence to rivals, other harem masters but especially satellite males that might want to challenge them. I have 30 roosters crowing each night where the strongest and most frequent crowers have pullets coming into lay spending more time around their pens.
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Mine also crow when there's a full moon, or other source of light. Porch light, car headlights hit the coop, etc. Or loud noises. Just part of the joy of owning a rooster [​IMG]

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