what age does rooster start to crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmnut, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. farmnut

    farmnut Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 12 week old BR cockrel a few days ago I heard ahorase sound from him and nothing since
     
  2. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two bantam rooster that started to crow between 8 and 9 weeks. My meat birds roosters will sometimes start to crow right before they are processed at 8 weeks.

    I would say yours is overdue in the crowing department.[​IMG]
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    12 weeks is right on target, depending on whether he has competition, my silky boys are 3 mth old and have just started to crow having a few days break in between.
    Im sure he will fire up, he is just practising and possibly embarrased!
     
  4. ScottK

    ScottK Out Of The Brooder

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    My Ameraucanas made initial noises at 12 weeks - so I knew they were roos - but didn't really get into it until 15-16 weeks.
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff rock and buff orpington roosters both started crowing on the same day at 15 1/2 weeks old. My barred rock rooster I adopted hasn't crowed yet and he is about 22 weeks old.
     
  6. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 1 little cockerel that started crowing at about 3 weeks old. All of my others didn't start till much later. Sometimes it just takes a while.

    Jayare
     

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