What age do roosters?

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by tuchickens9, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. tuchickens9

    tuchickens9 Out Of The Brooder

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    What age do roosters start mounting hens? and to crow? mine is 5 months and still does neither.
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no specific age when roosters began to do these things. Really just whenever their hormones kick in. But this is a place to post online poultry shows. Although nobody will be able to tell you specifically when this will start they can give you more insight. There is a forum specifically for chicken behavior named "chicken behavior and egglaying". Good luck and welcome to BYC
     
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  4. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whenever they feel like there're ready for the big moment..
     
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  5. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about 7 months
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    There is not way you can tell that. I have birds crow at 3 weeks (at least I didnt have to wait 2 more weeks to sex) and ones not crow until they were 13 months. Each individual bird develops at its own rate. Its like saying a kid will start talking at about a year old. So talk sooner some talk later. As Vamvakas said, when they are good and ready. The more you raise the more you see this come true.
     
  7. tuchickens9

    tuchickens9 Out Of The Brooder

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    well said.. and very true.
     
  8. it very much depends when his hormones kick in this RIR cockerel was mounting the younger pullets when he was still chirping but didn't crow until he was about 6 months old!
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  9. chickenlover214

    chickenlover214 New Egg

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    well It depends on the type of rooster
     
  10. tuchickens9

    tuchickens9 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow thats a mighty little cockerel
     

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