When do Roosters start to crow?

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  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I have some chicks I bought early October. I have 2 of them that we said were roo from the beginning. 1 started to crow in November. The other still no crow. Is it different for each chicken? I'm sure it is, but even though my guy developed his red comb and wattles early on, I'm still hoping he ends up a she. LOL
     
  2. cmwhite23

    cmwhite23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought my chicks in June of last year they were just a few weeks old. My only rooster began crowing 2 months ago. But it might be different for ever roo
     
  3. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at about 8 weeks. It was a pathetic crow at first but has turned into your typical crow now and not only in the am.
     
  4. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There was one chicken I was convinced was a he for 5 months until it gave me a nice little hen squat!
     
  5. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes if 2 roosters are in together, one is more dominant so the other might not crow. I had that happen with my 2 that had had in with my girls. The less dominant one was even slower developing his comb and wattles and stuff. [​IMG]
     
  6. gambit2178

    gambit2178 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two roosters, with 2 months age difference, the older one crow since I got him, a soft, nice crow...when the second rooster reached maturity, he became the alpha, louder and at all times, 11pm, 1am, 4am and 6am. The other hardly ever crows now...
     
  7. City Chicken Lady

    City Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also had a little one try to crow about that age. It was a pitiful little sound.
     
  8. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should start crowing around 5-9 months of age.
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have full grown roos that I almost never hear crow, but I have had them trying to crow and sounding like an old squeaky brake when they were only 3 or 4 weeks old. Part of it is dependent on the breed.

    Like FarmFrenzy said though, if you have more than one roo, one is dominant and will keep the other quiet and you will see his comb and wattle growth is slower too.
     
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  10. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday evening one of my five DAY ( ! ) old bantam cochins stood up his legs, stretched his neck out and crowed! Seriously shocked.
     
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