What's the youngest you've seen a rooster start crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fredster, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I opened our medium coop to let out the 10-week-olds, one of the roosters (a mutt, hatched from our big flock) came out and let rip with three little crows in a row. We've raised close to 50 roosters to date, and I've never heard one start crowing before about 16 weeks.

    Anyone else ever had one start this young? I'm kinda proud of the little booger. [​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    10-12 weeks, and I was FLOORED!
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 weeks, Egyptian fayoumi. CRAZY CRAZY STUFF!! i was like [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    4 weeks, my mottled houdan cockeral
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Good grief. I have a white EE roo about 7 months old and I've never heard him crow! I know he's a roo though. Do some roo's never crow?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    5 DAYS old is the earliest any cockerel here has started. Have had some start at a week old, two weeks, five weeks, etc. Two of my 8-weeek old Delawares began crowing yesterday. The latest one I've had was 18 weeks.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    4 weeks, golden sebright cockerel from Ideal
     
  9. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, I thought I had something special here. [​IMG]
     
  10. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 week old EE - Still working on the quality but he tries hard.
     

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