When did your roos start crowing?

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  1. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for any input, much appreciated!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerels can start to crow as early as a couple weeks old. I had one crow at six weeks. He was mounting his brooder mates at ten weeks.

    Most cockerels start crowing around six months, but some don't crow at all if there's an adult rooster already in charge of the flock.
     
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ameraucana cockerel who is 7 weeks old and started trying to crow a week ago :) he still isnt a super loud full on crower but he is working on it
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had young cockerels crow anywhere from 3 weeks (Old English Game Bantams and crested cream legbars) to over 8 months. That is one way of sexing them if they crow early.
     
  6. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our roo started crowing around 6 months but maybe more
     
  7. PingoBags

    PingoBags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 17-18 weeks. Doesn't stop from at least 5am to 9am. Crow after crow, no breaks.
    The wife calls him, dead rooster walking.
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I get a wide range, some early some late... my bantams *usually* start earlier than my lf, 3 to 4 weeks sometimes...

    But I did get one that was a huge surprise... 6 days old... :eek:
     

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