What age did your roo start to crow???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickmom09, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    My two roos that we had to rehome started trying to crow at about 12 weeks old. They went from sounding like a baby crying "mooommmmm" to an actualy crow over about two weeks. I swear my neighbors thought I just put my kids outside at 4:00am every morning crying. [​IMG]

    What age did yours start crowing?
     
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  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    My RIR started about 17 or 18 weeks but then he was the only roo, no competition or he may have started ealier.
     
  3. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orp started when he was 15 weeks and 3 days. bright and early on a Sunday morning. IT WAS AWESOME!!!! he hasn't figured out that if he ACUTALLY OPENS his mouth.... he'll be louder etc. I love it though and wish he'd do it more. lol (my family likes to tell me that when he figures it out and doesn't shut up, they'll remind me that I once said I wanted him to do it more)
    So here's hoping he'll get louder and it'll be more frequent!
    Sorry you had to let yours go.
    Mine is an 'only roo' so perhaps he would have been more voicterious sooner..... He's actually a 'saved' roo from a friend of ours that didn't want a roo. I love him dearly.... Alfredo is his name. And Alfredo likes to crow in the dark(before the sun comes up) in the coop and 9 times out of 10 when he comes out in the run he stops. lol
     
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  4. LWeekly

    LWeekly Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of 17 chickens with just one rooster. He started trying to crow around 9 weeks old. I think he's a dark cornish but I'm not positive. It was always a pretty pathetic crow although he's gotten a little bit better. He's a pretty talkative guy and crows all the time but we're out in the country so no one minds.
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    one of my Australorps started at 12 weeks and one of my EEs started at 25 weeks and the others were in-between
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    My EE roo was trying really heard its cute now wont be so much later hes only 9 weeks
     
  7. warmwater

    warmwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE roo and he started trying to crow at 6 wks old....now he is 8 wks old and still sounds like he's getting strangled. Just so cute!
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah like a doggie toy Huh [​IMG] them they are beautiful
     
  9. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    An age range from 9-25 weeks for EEers. [​IMG]

    ksct~ I loved hearing ours, one learned before the other did. They got the hang of it and then crowed non stop from 4am to about 7:30 when the sun would go down. [​IMG] We couldn't have roos so when they started my hubby would say "go out there an give them something to eat so they shutup" So after doing this for a week or so they started crowing anytime they saw us outside. Then they would do that chatter growl thing until they got something to eat. I guess we kind of made it worse. [​IMG]
     
  10. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    My rooster I just re-homed still hasn't crowed, he is 24weeks old! [​IMG]
     

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