What age do most cockerels begin crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nerfworthy, May 17, 2018.

  1. nerfworthy

    nerfworthy Songster

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    I have at least two confirmed cockerel in my flock so far, despite buying from the pullet bins. Such is life. I am not allowed to have roosters per my city ordinance, so I will need to rehome them at some point. That point will probably be when they begin crowing.

    My oldest is a close to 10 week old SLW. Not a peep from him so far. The youngest is a 4 week old barred rock. Right now they are outside together but separated by wire because I'm integrating the second part of my flock to the older ones.
     
  2. Clucking_Crazy

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    I'm new to all of this, but I have seen a lot of people say that the cockerels reach maturity at around 4 months of age. But they are all individuals maturing at their own rate. I have a Welsummer that starting crowing at 6 weeks!
     
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  3. MattCopeland

    MattCopeland Chirping

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    6-12 weeks is when I usually hear mine start
     
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  4. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    My bantam silver seabright is 8 weeks old, he crows a few times per day. He is still learning so it's not constant. My Eggers roos starting crowing at 6 months.
     
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  5. Hedwig Chicken

    Hedwig Chicken Chirping

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    I had roosters starting to crow at 8 weeks,

    And some around 18 weeks.
     
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  6. nerfworthy

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    Interesting. Seems like it can vary a lot! Maybe I'll get lucky and one of them won't crow at all so I can keep one. :fl what are the chances of that lol
     
  7. Peppercorngal

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    I bought a flock of chicks and they were supposed to be all pullets. Turned out I got 3 roosters. Black Bart, the black giant started crowing at 3 months, which I thought was early. His crow is almost what you would call "quiet". My white giant, Harvey, at almost 5 months, does not crow, never has tried to crow. My dark Brahma, Elmer, is the most immature of the chickens and he does not crow either. They all get along (so far) and Bart is the only one acting like the dominant roo. You never know, each chicken is different in development! :frow
     
  8. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    In between 8-20 weeks
     
  9. Peppercorngal

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    Now, that would be a dream come true, huh? So far, I have two 5 month old roos that do not crow. I'll keep you posted if one of them changes and crows! Good luck to us!
    :hugs
     
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  10. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    I'm gonna sneak over to Peppercorngal's place at 2 in the morning, use a trash can lid and stick to wake the roos up, and see if they crow!!:oops:
     

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