When do roosters start crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by treeman52, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. treeman52

    treeman52 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I buy straight run chicks. How long will it be before the cocks start crowing and annoying the neighbors?
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newest roo started crowing around 5-6 months.

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  3. Bammy

    Bammy Out Of The Brooder

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    My BLRW started a pitiful crow at 6 months and 2 weeks later it became the "real" crowing. Now 2 weeks after that, they are after the hens all the time. Their days are numbered!
     
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    It's very much an individual thing. Some start as early as a couple of weeks and some could be almost a year old. The fun is in not knowing!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You can never tell, I've had a rooster start crowing at 4 DAYS old. And some that didn't start until 18 weeks old. But it takes them a while to get to crowing loudly.
     

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