What a wonderful sound!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Country Gal, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my roosters crowed for the first time this weekend! I was so proud of him! He crowed a few times Saturday morning, I didn't hear anything on Sunday, and this morning he just started belting it out!

    Should I assume that my other roosters will now pick up on it and find their voices, too?
     
  2. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    I'm still waiting on my boy to let go. We have chickens all in my neighborhood and the roos sound like a chorus in the mornings. Still silence in my coop.[​IMG]

    Marsha
     
  3. psimek

    psimek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your rooster?
     
  4. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my chickens are 13 weeks old
     
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like they test their voices first. I had one funny, squeaky crow several weeks ago from my 12 week old barred rock and none since. My daughter and I heard one of our 5 turkeys gobble on Friday, nothing since!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have two that crow every morning and add their voices to the rooster chorus all around us, but my 13 week old Ameraucana, Scout, hasn't made a sound yet. I can't wait for him to find his voice.
     
  7. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What time do they start?? My favorite hen is looking more and more like a rooster, and I want to keep her! I'm nervous my neighbors will run me out of town if the crowing is too obnoxious though.

    If I keep them locked in the coop until later in the morning, will that put off the crowing?
     
  8. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think keeping them in the coop will keep them from crowing.

    When mine crowed this morning, it was 6:00 a.m. before I went to open the coop...
     
  9. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But maybe the sound won't be *quite* as loud, if they're in the coop?

    I hope, because I love my Buff Orpington!
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Wow...I don't know if I'm blessed or cursed...one of my Araucana boys started croaking at 6 weeks old. Now at 10 weeks, he's our biggest crower, followed by my Silver Sebright boys and my Black-Tailed Buff Japanese boy. [​IMG]
     

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