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When do roosters begin to crow??I NEED TO KNOW

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissyMoo, May 17, 2008.

  1. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo In the Brooder

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    When do roosters begin to crow?? we have a pullet who is a bantan cross (we are not sure exactley what kinds) and it is 4 months old andjust started crowing and we dont want a rooster!!!
     
  2. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

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    Guess he answered your question, for him,,,, about 4 months.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Your answer is: when they start.

    As you've now learned, for your bantam it is at 4 months.

    Crowing is obvious and soon makes the sex of the bird known. Now you know what youve got, at least. What you'll do about it is another matter, I suppose.
     
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  4. domromer

    domromer Songster

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    We had one that began crowing at around 2 weeks old. I'm told that's rare though.
    here a video of cinnamon at 3 weeks crowing his heart out.

     
  5. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

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    Your cinnamon looks like my Ginger only his comb is much taller...still holding out hope that she is indeed a pullet [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Earliest I had was five DAYS and latest was 15 weeks, so pretty much anytime they feel the urge.
     
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

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    I got two. One is aprox. 15 weeks and the other is 8 weeks old and both started crowing at the same time [​IMG] One is a Polish the other some kinda bantam, lol.
     
  8. newchickmom

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    I have one that started at about 4 weeks [​IMG]
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Charlie (Silkie) has just started practicing his crow... if you can call it that! Pretty sad really [​IMG]
     
  10. chickabator

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    well I have 3 that are 24 weeks old and have never crowed and then another that is 21 weeks old and has not crowed either. I also have 1 that came from the same hatch as the other 3 24 week old ones and he won't shut up!(lol) I thought they should have been crowing by now but they aren't
     

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