What's with my roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoFluffy, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My WPR (White Plymouth Rock) is almost 4 months old now and my father said that he had heard him crowing (a proper one) on the morning 4th of July but he or I has never heard any other crowing otherwise. I occasionally see him jumping on top of the coop staring across the neighbour's fence or just walking around, in this situation I would expect him to crow but he never does. He is acting perfectly normal but how old do roos crow on average? And is anything wrong with my roo?

    <---P.S My roo's pic is my avatar to the left
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There's nothing odd about that. He will crow when he feels the urge. He's young, too, so he may change as he ages.
     
  3. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    I would guess mine is probably around 5 or 6 months at this point. A few days ago, I put my black pug on a leash and took her out by the run for a few minutes. The second he saw her, he let out this hideous, pathetic thing that I'm guessing was his first attempt at a crow. He has not tried again yet, at least while I've been outside watching, which is a disturbing amount of time [​IMG]
     
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  4. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time my Silky rooster crowed it sounded like a boy whose voice is changing, but it got better. Now it's WOW loud and he does it all the time. It was especially disturbing at first because he was supposed to be a hen, but we got used to the idea.

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  5. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo was about 5 months old when he first crowed. Now he's quite the expert. He especially likes to impress me with his talent when I enter the pen and I have treats for him and his harem. He also likes to hop up on my lap and crow close to my ear. I tried wearing an ear plug, but he pecked at it.
     
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  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm incredibly jealous SoFluffy. Our little guy started at 9 weeks and though it was cute in the beginning with his broken bicycle horn sound only one to three times a morning it's worry some now. 13 weeks old and crowing a series of five every thirty minutes all morning. We've close neighbors and if he doesn't curb the constant noise he'll have to go.

    I'd say your lucky having a quieter guy around unless you want the constant crowing and in that case I've a blue Orp to trade.
     
  7. Altoncoop

    Altoncoop Out Of The Brooder

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    My roo started his attempted crow at about 15 weeks now starting week 19 and he crows like a pro sometimes all morning LOL sometimes not at all guess its all on how he feels at the time
     
  8. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    Right now I have 4 crowing roosters.. with several more in the "wings" as they say. My Coronation (Gus) and Alpha Buff Orpington rooster (Buford) crow the most.. The Coronation is in his own pen and the BO free ranges with the mixed flock.. so they are loud, confident and often. Luckily for me.. Buford has now decided to sleep rather than crow at the 3am he tried for about 2 weeks!!!

    In the mixed flock I have a younger BO rooster and a tiny bantam gold laced wyndotte rooster that will crow.. when they are FAR away from the alpha rooster.. [​IMG] It isn't uncommon to hear three different crowing roosters from three different corners of the yard. The Bantam is just coming into his voice so it gets scratchy at times.. but a crow none the less.

    Future plans are to have several more breeder pens.. so I am sure each Alpha rooster of his little kingdom of the breeder pen will chime in the crowingchorus.

    Your rooster will soon settle into his crowing schedule.. hopefully it is an acceptable one to your neighbors.

    Shelly
     
  9. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a RIR roo that just started crowing this week!!!! I get so excited when I hear his attempts at crowning! He gets better each day he tries. I know I will regret it later, but I love to hear it right now! We have 4 more roos that will start shortly I am sure. THey are all the same age. That will be a nice chorus in the morining!
     
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  10. Kdub86

    Kdub86 Out Of The Brooder

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    My speckled susex roo has only just started to crow at 9 months, I thought he may have been mute.. I spoke to soon he only crows every second or third day so I'm still pretty lucky. I'm sure you roo will crow in his own time
     

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