What time does your rooster crow?

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

  1. LakeMurrySC

    LakeMurrySC In the Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    Chapin, SC
    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

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Mine start around 5:30am i the srping/summer later in the fall/winter
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    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 Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Dalton, GA
    Ummm, all the time lol.
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Mine too. And they crow periodically through the day.
  7. heather112588

    heather112588 Songster

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    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

    Nov 18, 2010
    Trenton, SC
    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.

  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    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 In the Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    Chapin, SC
    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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