When do cockerels start crowing??

Krazzy

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i think it may depend on breed, but my wyandottes dont start crowing till they are 4-5 months old.
 

aart

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When they are darn good and ready to crow!! lol

It's all an individual, and environmental thing depending on others roosters around, not a breed thing.

My Welsummer roo just started to try crowing a couple weeks ago at about 10 weeks old.....I have an adult rooster in an adjacent coop/run....but the other jr roos haven't tried, maybe because they are a week younger or because they are submissive to the Wellie roo......Woody is boss roo in the jr coop.

I've heard of roosters crowing at 2 weeks old.....my previous jr roo didn't start until he was about 5-6 months old.
 

Mountain Peeps

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When they are darn good and ready to crow!! lol

It's all an individual, and environmental thing depending on others roosters around, not a breed thing.

My Welsummer roo just started to try crowing a couple weeks ago at about 10 weeks old.....I have an adult rooster in an adjacent coop/run....but the other jr roos haven't tried, maybe because they are a week younger or because they are submissive to the Wellie roo......Woody is boss roo in the jr coop.

I've heard of roosters crowing at 2 weeks old.....my previous jr roo didn't start until he was about 5-6 months old.
Thank you! I have a 10 week old SS that I'm hoping is a hen!!
 

273816

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Bringing this thread back.

Anyway, my two girls Mackenzie and Keisha are actually Kenny and Mac! They're seventeen weeks and only just started crowing. Late bloomers I guess.

Good luck,
Rachel.
 
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