What age do roos start to crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chisNchickens, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR roo who is 18 weeks and has yet to crow. He is definitely a roo, supposed to be a pullet but I understand sexing is usually 95% at best. He is with four RIR pullets the same age. I have three month old d'uccles already crowing but nothing from the RIR. Do they mature slower? Just curious. Also, he has not yet exhibited a mean bone in his body - so far so good!
     
  2. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster started crowing at 3 months of age, and my other (assuming he's a rooster which i think he is) hasn't started crowing yet and they are 4 months old now. My chicks are Silkies, but every chicken is different [​IMG] yours will probably start crowing very soon!
     
  3. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Hubby just can't wait...NOT. [​IMG]
     
  4. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varies a LOT. My youngest to crow, if you count the squeaky door hinge sound, was a precocious brown leghorn who did it at 2 wks. My bantam brahma boys take a lot longer -- I think the earliest that one of them crowed was 5 wks (again, just the squeaky door hinge, not a mature sounding crow), and some of them took a few months.
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR and my EE's all crowed around 6-8 weeks
     
  6. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some about 12-13 weeks and they are trying to crow....its pretty funny. [​IMG]
     
  7. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:haha takes a while for them to perfect their cock-a-doodle-doo [​IMG] I remember mine sounded like it had like a sore throat or something, but gradually it sounds more "professional"
     

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