roosters crow

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HankGa, May 29, 2008.

  1. HankGa

    HankGa Out Of The Brooder

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    at what age does a rooster begin to crow?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    We've been discussing this in the raising baby chicks category. It may depend on the breed and the individual rooster apparently. My top cockerel is trying his voice out at 7 weeks, but it definitely sounds strange at this point. My other still hasn't tried at all.
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some start at two months and some not until 4-5 months
     
  4. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I had a couple of my babies start trying to at only a couple of weeks. It sounded like a high pitched scream and it scared me until I realized they were little boys, and probably trying to crow.
     
  5. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea but our brooder with five week old black sex link chicks has some pretty funky noises coming out of it. I had to reassure DH that our cat was not being tortured.
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    My RIR cockerel ( Susie Q,) (we will change his name) crowed for the first time on Memorial Day. He is 9 weeks. It will be a Memorial Day to remember. LOL
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I've wondered the same thing. Mostly I just wanted to know how long before the neighbors start shooting at me. I have ten two-week-old blue Orpingtons, and it's probable that five of those are rooster.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Ive heard everything from 2 weeks to Never.
    The rule of thumb? About 4 months.

    Believe me, just be patient. Youll know when...
     
  9. Pike's Peeps B&B

    Pike's Peeps B&B Out Of The Brooder

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    Our roosters have been starting to crow the last couple of weeks and they are 16 weeks old. Though it doesn't sound like a real crow yet, they are trying. [​IMG]
     

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