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When did your cockerels crow?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alyssaallycat, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three chickens about 6 to 7 weeks old- an austrolorp, buff orpington, and an EE.The austrolorp chick gave something like a really loud squawk or a crow. They were *supposed* to be sexed pullets, but the austrolorp certainly looks the part of a rooster (combs and wattles significantly bigger than his/her flockmates, tiny spurs, etc.) I live in the Vancouver-Portland area, where city regulations say chickens are legal, but the HOA does not, so a couple of hens are fine as long as they are quiet, but a crowing rooster would probably draw the line. But can cockerels even crow at this age, or am I hearing things? What age did your cockerels crow?
     
  2. Luanne Hott

    Luanne Hott Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Bielefelder roo who started crowing at 3 weeks! Granted it is not perfected, but he is working on it.
     
  3. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a very overachieving roo!
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first rooster I ever hatched started crowing around his first few months (2 or 3 months.)
     

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