When do cockerels start crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGirl555, May 15, 2018.

  1. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I may have heard one of my polish CHICKS crowing, although I believe they were just upset when one of their siblings tried to sit on them.

    So I think they’re way too young, but when do they start to crow?
     
  2. PrettyChickens15

    PrettyChickens15 Chirping

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    How old are they? Cockerels can attempt crowing at 4-6 months.
    It sounds really weird, like they're being strangled.
     
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  3. ForTheLoveOfBuns

    ForTheLoveOfBuns In the Brooder

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    I know that it is supposed to take a while, but I just hatched some Black Copper Marans that started crowing at one week and flying out of their 4 feet tall brooder at two weeks. Maybe I have "super-breed chickens" and could sell their eggs at specialty prices
     
  4. PrettyChickens15

    PrettyChickens15 Chirping

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    Wow 1 WEEK!! Maybe that can happen? I have only raised one rooster so I can't be for sure :confused:
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

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    I just recently bought 6 EE chicks. At 8 weeks, one of my cockerels found his voice and crowed morning, noon and night!!
     
  6. PrettyChickens15

    PrettyChickens15 Chirping

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    What did it sound like?
    I guess I was wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

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    Like a teenager cock-a-doo-dle-ing!!!! LOL! :lau
     
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  8. PrettyChickens15

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    :lau It does sound really silly!
     
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  9. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    It was kind of like a hoarse shriek. They are all a little under 2 months old.
     
  10. debid

    debid Crowing

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    There are YouTube videos of chicks crowing. The youngest is but a puff of down. Look up "baby chick crowing" and you'll see.
     

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