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What age should a cockeral crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Just wondering.
    My 5 week old buddy just tried it for the first time. Lots of work to do!! [​IMG]
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of mine have started crowing around that age. If you can call it crowing, right? [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Ok good! I thought he was an early bird!
    Hmmmm, maybe i'd call it screaming. [​IMG]
     
  4. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    This spring I had a Buff Brahma 'pullet' crow once at 5 weeks. Luckily he did not start in earnest until 16 weeks. The EE roo started at 9 weeks and has been steady crowing ever since.
     
  5. juliaronan

    juliaronan Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Maybe I do actually have all hens then! My youngsters are at 8 weeks and no one has attempted to crow yet. Hoping....
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13 roosters right now and only the 1 yr old Aussi, and my 6 month old brown leghorn and my 6 month old silver leghorn are crowing. The rest range from 6 month to a year in age and haven't made a sound yet(since there are more dominant roos about).

    Only ones I ever had crowing as early as 6 weeks were my Old English Games.
     
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  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of mine have crowed for their first time between 16-17 weeks of age. I did have one who crowed at 9 weeks and it was the most pathetic sound I've ever heard - I thought one of the hens was chocking until I looked down and realized who was making that odd sound. Right now I have a 17-weeker who hasn't attempted it yet (perhaps he saw what happened to his brother at 9 weeks and decided he wasn't going to make THAT mistake).
     
  8. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    My latest crower has been an 11 wk old LB/Bo cross. He crowed for the first time a couple days ago. I think Light Brahma's crow a little later.
     
  9. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder this as well..........Ive got 12 week old chickens- the one that is most verbal sounds like a duck [​IMG] hoping that is not a sign of a rooster!!
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a 7 month old Cochin cockerel who still has yet to crow. But the ladies love him anyway [​IMG]
     

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