When do roosters crow?

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  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is a rooster when it starts to crow? I have had lots of roosters but i don't remember when they started crowing!
     
  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the earliest, 6 weeks. (and trust me, those first crows are not pretty. They sound like creaking doors. Somehow, I find them adorable.)How old are yours?
     
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  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had roosters start to crow anywhere from three weeks old (sounds like strangulated gargling ) to 8+ months old. Depends on the rooster and whether there are other roosters around he can hear.
     
  4. Donnigan

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    He will be 7 weeks on Tuesday!
     
  5. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 other roosters he can hear :)
     
  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he might be a late crower. and that is perfectly fine. 6 weeks is the earliest they crow for me. (and when i say crow, i mean a real crow. but, it is true, a lot of them start trying a 3 weeks. they will throw their head back and open their beak. The first few times, there is no sound at all. after a couple tries, it sounds like he is making a strangled cry.)
    good luck!
     
  7. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think he's a late crowed. I have a rir roo at 16 weeks with his Silkie brothers and two of them have been crowing for the past two weeks. The silkies are also the more dominant roosters so I'm not sure if higherarchy has something to do with it. It also depends on the breed. I know silkies are supposed to be really late crowded but look at mine
     
  8. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know everything about crowing, i was just saying my thoughts. After all, i have 4 roos.
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wyandotte Roo Crowed at 10 weeks for the first time when he first crowed - It was a weird noise.
    Most of my other roosters crowed between 8 weeks and 12 weeks. It's cute until they sit outside your windows at 4 am and start that racket. I am no longer a fan of roos. They are good eating at 12 weeks. - I know I sound horribly awful but I have had my issues in the past with Mean Roosters. I have had some beautiful ones, one super sweet one and I have no problem sending a rooster to freezer camp.
    Caroline
     
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  10. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! When we were trying to breed our chickens and had them in a pen in the yard the rooster would crow at 3:00am-5:00am every morning!
     

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