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 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2008
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    Guess he answered your question, for him,,,, about 4 months.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 17, 2008
  4. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2007
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    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

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

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    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

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I have one that started at about 4 weeks [​IMG]
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Charlie (Silkie) has just started practicing his crow... if you can call it that! Pretty sad really [​IMG]
  10. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    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

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by