What time does your rooster crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LakeMurrySC, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. LakeMurrySC

    LakeMurrySC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 roos and they are about 5 months old and both are crowing good. Lately they have started to crow earlier and earlier as summer progresses. This morning at 4:30 they started. My neighbors are okay with the roos but even at 4:30, that is starting to become a little much. I know it all depends on what time the sun comes up and such but does anyone elses roosters crow this early?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Mine start around 5:30am i the srping/summer later in the fall/winter
     
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine crow whenever they feel like it. Midnight, noon, whenever. There's not a whole lot you can do about it. Are they in a coop when they crow that early? If not, that may help a bit. Anything can trigger early crowing- lights from a nearby house or car, a noise (it doesn't have to be a strange noise, either), whatever. Mine are locked in their coop at night, and I can hear them crow in the early mornings, but the coop does help to muffle it.
     
  4. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm, all the time lol.
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I hear my rooster crow in the morning when I wake up, which is around 6am, and then he crows during the day quite often...He will crow when I come outside, or when we get visitors, or when he's looking for the hens.......

    If he crows earlier than 6am, I guess I don't hear it.......
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Mine too. And they crow periodically through the day.
     
  7. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He starts around 6:30am... I know this because I have been up earlier (like around 5am/5:30am) and he wasn't crowing yet. Thank god he is a late crower!!!
     
  8. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    Mine start between 6 & 630. Some start earlier than others, but still in that time frame for the first crow of the day. Of course, they crow periodically throughout the day...especially when I get home, its like they know when I get home from work, church, anywhere. It's kinda funny. No neighbors within 1,000 feet in all directions so no problem there.

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  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Mine have been known to crow all night if there's a light on- anywhere on the Eastern seaboard. [​IMG] I have 7 roosters right now, apologize to the neighbors and tell them to be glad I don't live there!

    Welcome to BYC from Hollywood, SC! I used to sail on Lake Murray sometimes.
     
  10. LakeMurrySC

    LakeMurrySC Out Of The Brooder

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    Both are in a coop but the coop is an open coop or for at least the time being. I guess with boats coming and going, dogs next door, deer etc, that it wakes them up. I just was thinking that at 4:30 it was really early. I know crow all day up until about 8pm right now but, guess I was hoping for some heavy sleepers or something, at least throughout the night/early morning. [​IMG] I just wanted to make sure I just wasn' t the only one that got roosters that thought they were song birds 24/7
    Ranchhand - we've been having A LOT of fishing tournaments lately and those guys are out there day and night. I think that could be my problem.
    Thanks for eveyones repsonses!
     

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