Too early to start crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by obxWaMi, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is 5 weeks too young? DH swears one of my little roos was trying to this morning. Sounded muffled, but still sounded like a crow to him.

    If he is starting to crow, does this mean he is likely to be a better roo than the others? I'm only going to keep 2 roos. Should he be one of the two?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've read of them starting at a few days old. My former alpha roo started at 10 weeks old. His brother at 15 weeks.
    It really doesn't mean he's a better roo; more likely just the most dominant one at the present time.
     
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my little "girls" started crowing at a few weeks old...so I gave that one extra special attention and he is such a sweet boy now.....loves being pet and held!! So that makes him super sweet
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine was 4 days old when he started crowing.
     
  5. Neilette

    Neilette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the other hand, my EE roo is 4 months old and still sings like a little girl. [​IMG]

    And my Silkie Showgirl, which The Internet promised me would be androgynous for a good three-fourths of a year, started crowing at 3.5 months old! [​IMG]
     
  6. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck Out Of The Brooder

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    One of mine started at two and a half weeks old. He's now four weeks old and has already drawn blood fighting with the other boys. We will definately not be keeping this one!
     

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