Shouldn't he be crowing by now?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiemooscluckers, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. maggiemooscluckers

    maggiemooscluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 14 week old dark brahma roo and he isn't letting out a peep yet. His tail feathers are well defined and he struts around like a roo but doesn't talk like a roo. When should I expect the first wake up call?
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Each cockerel is an individual, just as humans are. I've had them begin crowing at 4 weeks (or attempt anyway!), and I have one currently that's 36 weeks and hasn't crowed. I also have another that I'm told will not crow until he's a year (a rare breed). I wouldn't worry, in any event! He'll crow when he's ready! [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

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