Roosters crowing ALL DAY LONG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenOnAJuneBug, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    I'm ready to kill them. Must be something about the spring. I've never heard this before. They won't stop.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Spring and increasing daylight causes hormones to surge. Spring is the main breeding season for chickens. Generally my roosters don't crow all day long, just on and off. I would assume yours is young?
     
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  3. HenOnAJuneBug

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    3 are 3 y/o and 2 are less than 1 y/o.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Multiple roosters will crow more as part of the competition of spring. Your younger roosters especially as they are feeling their oats as the saying goes. It should calm down as the temperatures start to heat up in a few months.
     
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  5. HenOnAJuneBug

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    One of the youngsters has developed a bad habit of doing his version of the hen song oftentimes. He'll yells out at the top of his lungs about every 5 seconds for interminably long stretches. He may not last much longer if he keeps that up.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Some do get overzealous trying to be a rooster. I usually end up making rooster decisions in spring when their obnoxious behaviors come out.
     
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  7. HenOnAJuneBug

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    I take that back - every 2 seconds. I timed him this time.
     
  8. HenOnAJuneBug

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    Ughhhh... They're still going. SHADDUP!
     
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  9. mixedbreeds

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    :lau They do get going don’t they I have 11 it’s non stop
     
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  10. Kessel23

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    Hi Hannah
    I have 4 crowing roosters, they compete with each other, whoever can blast the most crows out in a row is the winner, then the game starts over. The king of the coop can crow 5 or 6 time within a minute, others usually go 4 or 5, they compete like this almost all day! I have noticed more crowing in the spring to, most times my king roo only corw once or twice a day, right now he is crowing multiple times an hour. My neighbors used to have a rooster across the street and whenever he would crow my boy would crow back, then the other roo would crow back and they would go back and forth for hours.
     
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