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What age = Rooster Crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    At what age has your rooster crowed? Roo Dude is 15 weeks old this Wednesday and nary a sound. He is sure bigger than the girls and very nice but "roostery".

    He does jump at the girls but they jump right back at him. In fact, they jump at each other sometimes when they are first let out in the morning.

    He has not tried to do the "deed" yet either.

    Thanks,
    Ellie
     
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varies from breed to breed some mature faster than others. Most of mine started crowing between 16-18 week and I had a couple that didn't crow until 6 months, and a couple that never crowed.
     
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Wow, I had no idea. I thought they all did.

    Roo Dude is a buff orpington.

    Ellie

    P.S. Moderators, if this should have been in chicken behaviours, please move... I wasn't sure.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The earliest crow ever was five days...yes, DAYS, old and an Ameraucana. The latest I've ever had here was 14 weeks old...that early crower's daddy!
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    9 weeks...Copper black marans
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My GLW started (trying) to crow when he was 7 weeks old! He's still trying to improve, five weeks later! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Earliest I've had one crow is 9 weeks, a little bantam splash OEG.
     
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Gumbo my Buff Rock did not crow until he was al least 7 months. I had everyone on this board guessing his sex because I was so concerned. Now, he crows like a champ. He hears roos off in the distance and answers them. Can yours hear any other roos? I love to hear a rooster crow.
     
  9. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    YES! There is a rooster or two next door so to speak! I hear him all the time. Maybe Roo Dude will get the message sooner because of that.

    I can't wait for roosters crowing and hens laying. Hey, isn't that a Christmas song? [​IMG]

    Ellie
     
  10. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a cross breed that is seven months old that has not crowed yet. He is a game rooster laying hen cross. He is pretty gritty but just has not crowed yet.
     
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