Time to Crow--please share your experiences

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hooterville, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm just wondering if any of you have noticed that the sooner your chicks get outside and into a routine, the sooner they crow??

    What I mean is that my big coop has my older chicks who are now 14 weeks old. Three of my roos from that coop have been crowing for about 3 weeks. The chicks in my little coop are now 9 weeks old. They have been in their little coop for the past 4 weeks.

    This past week my little frizzle cochin roo has started crowing. It's sort of pathetic as its mostly a high pitched squeeky sound--but it does count! [​IMG]
    Now the last couple of days my EE roo has started his crowing. Are they young to be crowing?

    I wonder if the routine has anything to do with it or is it because they hear the others crowing or what. It just seems so early!

    What do you think of age to crow and outside influences? or is it just breed/bird dependent?

    Thanks!
    Becky
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think alot of it depends on the individual bird and how many other roos are around. My chickens have always been outside. My alpha started crowing right around ten weeks. What I did notice is that my subordinate roo didn't crow for the longest time. He was and still is afraid of the alpha and won't crow if the alpha is anywhere near him.
     
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred cochin started crowing almost as soon as I put him in the new coop (at nine weeks), none of the other roosters in that bunch (two weeks younger) have even put out a strangled crow, as far s I'm aware. I keep listening. My BR cockerels didn't start crowing until much older.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine tried to crow inside at a very young age (3-4weeks) but hasn't made a sound since I moved him out to the coop months ago and he's nearly 6months old now. The other 4month old roos that are outside with him just peep still.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    My personal flock range is between 3 weeks and about 6 months for that crow.
     

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