When do roosters start crowing??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenjen, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. jenjen

    jenjen Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there an approximate age they start trying to crow??
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Mine did around 12 weeks, but I had a meat bird that crowed at 3 weeks!

    How old are your chickens?
     
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish crowed at 17 wks., but I've heard that some roosters don't crow for a whole year.
     
  4. jenjen

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    Thankxs DangerousChicken. Now that I look around on this site, it seems they can start crowing anytime from early age to late
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Six weeks, the latest one.
     
  6. JeninMN

    JeninMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 that are...at about 11 weeks the first one started...then the 2nd at about 12 weeks...but then my other 3 haven't yet that I know of...
     
  7. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Obviously from all the prior posts it can occur at any time. Two of my 6 month olds started the same week. The other two haven't started yet and they are close to 7 months already.
     
  8. jenjen

    jenjen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody. I wonder what determines when they start??? I can't wait for my little guy to crow.
     
  9. bmarshgu

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    My little banty EE just started crowing two days ago, he is 11 wks. He is trying really hard, but it is not sounding good. The first time I heard it, I ran full speed down to the coop in a panick. It sounded like something was dieing. Hopefully it will get better with time....I have another rooster that still has crowed.
     
  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I have 2 roosters, neither one crows yet. I wish they would get on with it!! One is about 4 months and the other 3 weeks behind him. The older one is a partridge cochin , the younger a Delaware Blue. I want crowing!!!
     

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