Silkie crowing at 10 weeks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JudyMcKinn, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this unusual? I have some Silkies that hatched Dec. 17. One of them is doing a pretty good job of crowing. If they all would do this, they wouldn't be so hard to tell the sex for so long. [​IMG]
     
  2. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah! Kewl!!

    Heard mine for the first time too... (just got them last weekend) He's still a pullet, I'm told.
    Sounds really weird too. Such a deep throaty voice for such a "femmy" fellah.
     
  3. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pullets are hens, cockerels are roosters.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I think he meant, In spite of crowing, people are still telling him the bird is a pullet.
    I think.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops!!! sorry, I knew that too.....[​IMG]
     
  6. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that some hens will start crowing, but I don't know how common that is. Do you know the exact age of the bird?
     
  7. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you Judy, I have had some Silkies crosses crow as early as 9 weeks but that is not the norm. They can be little stinkers about crowing early. I think if there is a very dominant male around either old or young they tend to try to blend into the woodwork and not give any cause for a challenge. My early bloomers so far have been more aggressive than the ones that don't crow or demonstrate early.
     
  8. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow [​IMG] thats amazing! xD
    haha
     
  9. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my little roo is 22 wks and isnt' crowing yet while my ten week old rir bantam is already crowing and has been for a week! but i do have a dominant brahma roo
     
  10. drmeyes236

    drmeyes236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie also started crowing at 10 weeks!! He's getting better at it, it still makes me giggle!
     

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