When do roosters start to crow?

New2TheCoop

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
364
1
113
Central, LA
Mine are around 10 weeks, I have 14 dark brahmas and they do not crow yet. I guess it all depends on the bird. I looked on YouTube and played them a rooster crowing on my iPhone, and it seemed to freak them out! They all ran and hid. I guess they were startled by "the other rooster"
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
13
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
I don't know how old he was, but there was a darling roo at the swap I went to Saturday that reminded me of a teenage boy with a "cracking" voice. The poor little thing kept trying to crow, but all that would come out was "squeak-a-doodle-squeak"!
 

AUChick9202

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 9, 2011
187
0
99
Utah
Quote:Crowing at 1:30 am??? Please no! My roo is 4 weeks and no crowing yet, but I am sure it is coming!
 

tiffanyg2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 26, 2011
668
3
121
SC
My boys are 7 weeks old~ and I am hoping they are gender confused and never crow!!! They are the sweetest chickens ever~ more friendly than my female
If they start crowing I'll have to give them up
Unless I can keep atleast one of them maybe indoors? You think the neighbors would hear the noise from in the house? Haha Nah~ Then with my luck my parrot would learn to crow and that would just be complete madness!
 

MrPaloma

Hatching
7 Years
May 16, 2012
4
0
6
Dunno about local ordinances, but believe neighbors within x number of feet from where chickens live may lodge a complaint. Our strategy, bringing in a new rooster on purpose, is to give eggs to our neighbors occasionally. Start before the crowing begins!
 

PeepsAreForMe

Songster
7 Years
Apr 10, 2012
383
4
101
Pemberton Borough, NJ
Bump.

I have some sort of Bantam roo that has been finally developing a spur for the past 2 weeks. It was born around April 1st. (No joke)
So, mine is somewhere of 40 weeks old and it never crows, nor does it have a large comb. It's so tiny of a chicken, that it is pretty much at the bottom of the pecking order. If it weren't for it's sporty(ness) it would prolly be dead. It can fly up to a 5' high pirch and out run the mean ladys any time.


Has anyone ever seen/hear of such a thing?
I know this is an old post but I just saw it! I have a 9 week old Bantam that crowed for the first time on Sunday,and she/he was born on April 1 also!! I am really hoping she is a roo. Her name is Cinderella but will be changed to Prince Charming if she is a he!
 

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