When do roosters get noisy???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rmonge00, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know when roosters start to get noisy? My coop is right next to my neighbors house so I cant have a cockle-doodling rooster. However, it is a lot cheaper and simpler to buy chickens in a straight run. So, I was thinking about buiyng a straight run and slaughtering the males for meat before they get too loud - is this possible?

    Thanks for your help!!

    Ryan
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    It depends on the rooster (breed?). Out of my three roos, one crowed at 3 months, one crowed at 5 months, and the other crowed at 6 months. Either way you will hear hoarse "practice" crows before they really start belting them out. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

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