Silent Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have a 6 week old RIR that was vent sexed as a hen but we concluded a couple of weeks ago that chances were growing that it was a Roo. Today he started doing this thing where it looked like he was crowing but there is noooo sound - is this normal? Does it confirm the whole "really a roo" theory?
  2. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Our young rooster Mango does this... why is this?

    Is it because his real crow is AWFUL?? lol!

    Anyone else have a Roo that only goes through the motions?
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a white young silkie doing this! I can not tell the sex of my two silkies but one has been doing this for about a week, so I was thinking I had a Roo! So, could it be? Very interesting to know.
  4. CleverYou

    CleverYou In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2008
    [​IMG] i have a black astrolorp rooster that did the same thing and a araucana graduly it started and now they both crow fine....thats weird... all my other roosters got it right the first time [​IMG] this doesnt have anything to do with the question but did you know a hen will crow sometimes? its true...sometimes if you take a roo frome a hen flock the dominate hen will try to crow....thats weird [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Mango has crowed a few times already. I like him better when he silent crows. I'm sure he is a rooster. Ok, I guess I am not sure, but he has a comb and wattles. He is a 7.5 week old Cornish X. Poor thing... he sounds like he has a cold when he crows... when he MANAGES to crow.

    Looks like he is dry heaving when he silent crows. Scared me the first few times I saw him do it. I thought...awwww, the poor thing has the dry heaves because I don't feed him 24/7 ! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008
  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    First of all hi to the fellow neighborhood mom out there.. [​IMG]

    How did you come about mango.. he wasnt supposed to be a cornish x, and wasnt supposed to be a male either..

    I have seen a few cornish x parents on here that dont eat their birds. I am guessing that because you named your meat bird he is not for meat! but how is he doing in development. Dont they not do well, heart conditions and such??? But I have heard of a few out there that get the right excercise/food ratio and do fine.

    Do you have any pics??? would love to see how big he is compaired to the other girls..

    oh yea and as for your siggy slogan....

    SOOOOO TRUE! I would have never thought either.. LOL I have thought of killing the dog several times. But NEVER thought of killing one of my chickens..
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I sure do have pics.

    We got Mango from a bin at TSC.... never again!

    He was supposed to be a Golden Sex Link.
    I also have an RIR pullet from there that seems to be a rooster as well.

    Mango though.. oh boy, has HE ever been a surprise!

    Meet Mango at 7 weeks old!


    He is also my avatar. We nicknamed him Mango-zilla when he was smaller.. because he was so much BIGGER than the other two!

    Here is Mango at approximately 3 weeks old with Rose (the other new suspected rooster)

  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    oh and thanks Smom for the welcome!!!!

    There is a thread about Mango crowing as well somewhere on the forum. It's a God-awful noise! lol!

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