What a way to wake up...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BeautyBuffs, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. BeautyBuffs

    BeautyBuffs Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    The little guy that had the red showing on his legs that I posted about thinking it was something wrong with him suprised and sent me into a fit of laughter this morning.

    I walk up to their cage to add more food and water and they are all standing at the door waiting on me to open it and let them set on my knees while I work in their cage. I get the door open and start to squat down and all the sudden this strange somewhat loud sound happens and all the chickens scatter to the back side of the pen but one. There standing before me is Fiesty, head up high, chest puffed out as if to say look what I can do. He did it again. At this point it finally sunk in what in the world was going on. Fiesty got his crow!!! LOL I sank the rest of the way to the floor and disolved into a fit of laughter. Not only was it adorable to watch him show how big a guy he had become by his crow but it did not resemble the crows that I remember our roosters of the past letting out. After I quit laughing and got their food and water, I go and wake up the husband (who works night shift) and brought him into the livingroom to see Fiesty. Fiesty did his crow attempt for husband and then stopped, have not heard him attempt it again yet today.
    Fiesty is about 8 weeks old, an early bloomer?
  2. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    My little roo made a sound that was more like a squeezed duck than a crow. I think this is just the cutest. (it wasn't so cute then, cause we lived in a subdivision and I had to rehome him) He got a great new home and a new batch of ladies out of it.
  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Is Feisty a bantam by any chance? They usually start crowing early. Long, long ago, before I had a true appreciation for chickens, I had a dozen bantams. The adolescents would roost in the hedge beside my bedroom window and they would all begin practicing their crowing around 3 am. It sounded like they were clearing their throats - "Aha! Aha! Ahaaaa!"

    With practice, Little Feisty will get better!
  4. HetaChick

    HetaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    My rooster started his first crow at one month, he is a shamo… Crazy thing too. The first crow wasn't too bad, it had flavor but now he sounds like a strangled cat XD he only crows when he wants me to let him out of his pen though. Or if i don't wake up early enough to (for him). His voice is really deep though despite still being a chick XD oh well.
  5. BeautyBuffs

    BeautyBuffs Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    Fiesty is just a regular buff orpington. For now they live in the living room in their nursery (had to move them out of the spare bedroom where they were housed due to daughter moving back home) but it is appearing this weekend their coop will get built, I don't think husband will put it off much longer since he works nights and sleeps days. LOL maybe it is Fiestys way of saying he is ready for the great out doors on a more regular basis rather than just on nice sunny days. I keep listening for him to do it again, it was so cute.
    The other two boys in there with him got their combs and are bigger than he is, his comb is still small and not nearly as red as the other two.
    That would be very rough to have them at your window practicing, how did you manage to get sleep.
  6. BeautyBuffs

    BeautyBuffs Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    to cute! He has found a way to get attention when he wants it, smart one.
  7. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby to supplies eggs and memories that will last a life time?

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love to listen to New Crowers practice! I cheer 'em on: "Come on, boy - you can do it! Oh, that's a GOOd crow!" (Even if it isn't....). The youngest I have had a LF cockerel crow for the first time is three weeks. THAT was surprising!

    And they throw their whole bodies into it, too!
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  9. BeautyBuffs

    BeautyBuffs Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    It definately is!!
    I keep thinking, it wasn't this fun or interesting when I was a teenager, what changed or how could I have missed it.
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    Ha! My 6-7 month old bantam rooster still sounds like that! He has a fairly decent crow, 'til the end and then it sounds like a boy going through a voice change!

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