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waiting and waiting, but not for eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7kids12hens, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. 7kids12hens

    7kids12hens Out Of The Brooder

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    My 5 month old barred rock roo is not crowing yet. I keep thinking that today will be the day. Has anyone had a roo not crowing at this age? He looks roo to me, and I've had a couple of people who know chickens look at photos and they are all in aggreement that he's a roo.
     
  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Need a pic... upper side shot that shows back and side. And head of course.
     
  3. Crippledturkey

    Crippledturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have older Roos with him? I have 2 RIR roos and an EE Roo who grew up together and only the Alpha RIR crows. The EE tried it once and Esther the Rooster took a beak of feathers from him and all has been happy since, and the EE and lower RIR are just like the other chickens, the lower RIR will make egg laying sounds with the other chickens and sit on a box. u know the bok bok BOK! Shoulda named that one Esther, lol
     
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    My barred rock roo (the only roo at the time) was between 7 & 8 months before he started crowing.
     
  5. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Maran roo crowed his first crow today! He will be 8 weeks old TOMORROW!
    (first crow I 'caught' him doing anyway) [​IMG]

    It was 5 separate crows, the right sound, but weak and echo-y. [​IMG]

    I have no other roos, and the neighbors have no chickens at all.

    Trouble is . . . we can't have roosters here so this speeds up his departure. [​IMG]
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:We took a 3 week vacation only to come home to two crowers and 3 others that were no doubt roosters. We're not allowed to have them either so I processed all five the same day.
     
  7. 7kids12hens

    7kids12hens Out Of The Brooder

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    So far, I have not been able to figure out how to post photos on here. I know its not supposed to be that difficult, and I've read in the help forum and I do not have facebook or photobucket. I've been spending too much time outside waiting for this rooster to crow. He is the only roo now….but has not always been. I just lost my mature roo 11 days ago and I'm ready for him to fill his shoes, but he is much younger and we all know how the waitng is. I've posted about how I was worried about him being wimpy. I'm glad to someone else had a late crower. I miss the crow, but I mostly miss my rooster. I'm really mourning his loss. I'm goinmg to work on the picture thing.
     
  8. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 months and still not crowing. I think he's just to pretty to crow, so he's waiting:) He is immature, does not even act like he's interested in the ladies either:( We shall see!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 7kids12hens

    7kids12hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for that pic. That's exactly what my roo looks like, except the coloring is different. His tail sticks straight up, but his saddle feathers are long and growing. He's just shot past my hens in size in the last couple of days (liter ally). But he's got those long legs he needs to grow into. I thought he was going to prove himself today, but no such luck. He spotted my 7 week old kitten on the other side of a line of monkey grass. He walked over and was watching the kitten. Then she jumped over the grass thinking he was going to play with her, and he flew off sqwauking like the kitten had attacked him. He's not my leader yet, but hopefully he'll get there. Mine is sparring a lot with the pullets. Is that his way of moviing to the top?
     

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