Roosters with a dark coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, May 14, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Silly Rooster question from a newbie.
    My plan is to put my chickens in the coop every night and then let them out in the morning. Will roosters still crow if the light in the coop is subdued?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Not a silly question - yes he will still crow. Mine crow as soon as light even starts to lighten the interior of the coop.
  3. glenlover

    glenlover New Egg

    Jul 21, 2009
    My rooster crows in the middle of the night when he hears me come home from work - in my experience it all depends on the rooster.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My rooster crows in the middle of the night if the neighbor's dog barks. Then MY dogs want to go out to check the yard security (and bark back at the neighbor's dog). So the rooster crows again....

    In other words, darkness does not stop a rooster's crowing.
  5. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Oak Point, TX
    Mine will crow at or near 5am everyday without fail. He is a great alarm clock. It is good though that he is a Light Brahma and does not have a very loud crow.
  6. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    My banty roos crow all day long.LOL. silly chickens.[​IMG]

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