UGH - Cock-A-Doodle-DO

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lunkerchicken, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sad - my 16 week old EE started crowing 2 weeks ago. At first, I was being hopeful and thought it was a pullet attempting to be a Roo, but over the past 2 weeks, my EE has developed quite a little crow. Now what????? Neighbors are not going to dig this!!! For now, I lock the coop door and let them out just before I go to work at 7AM - at least he is not alerting the neighbors at 5:30!!!
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm sorry. It stinks when you have to have a stealth rooster.
    Gonna re-home him or try to keep?
     
  3. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbors are far enough away that the crowing doesn't both them, just my wife. I think the crowing is music, along with two stroke engines running at peck R's.
     
  4. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you hatch them or buy them as chicks/point of lay?
    If you bought him as a sexed pullet then you can probably go back to the store and tell them he turned out to be a boy and get a replacement and they'll rehome him or... well...
    At least if you think you will have trouble and need to rehome him it is an option if you bought him thinking he was a girl.
     
  5. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! Most EE roo's are so beautiful and sweet:) My Ee flock is so passive compared to the other breeds, I fall in love w/roo's[​IMG]
     
  6. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your little roo is probably going to start crowing more and more. He may also become more aggressive so be prepared for that. If you would like to consider keeping him, and you have close neighbors, I would go around to all the closest ones and see if he is a problem. Some on here will say do what you want, but if you live in a non-rural neighborhood it is the neighborly thing to do. Out of 4 chicks I had, 3 were roos--two went to the neighbor to butcher and eat, one I found a good home for on craigslist (i hope! [​IMG] ), it was a very sad time [​IMG].
     
  7. KellyB1

    KellyB1 Out Of The Brooder

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    half of my chicks I bought turned out to be roos! I rehomed most of them and kept the polish. He has been aggressive, but I have been getting him back so he avoids me. I got my chicks at a hatchery. I won't be going back.
     
  8. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you keep roosters where you live? My EE Rooster is really nice and Pretty. I love it when he crows, I tell he," YA I know You Are tough." He is grat with the Hens an has never attacked anyone.
     
  9. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    early morning,a john deere running off at a distance,thump,,thump,,thump,a rooster crowing,,,how sweet the sound [​IMG]
     
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If you can keep the roo, I would encourage you to do so-I love mine.
     

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