When do they practice crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmeeter88, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    When will my suspected roosters start to "practice" crowing?
  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    all different times for different birds. I've got plenty of young roos in my juvie pen outside and only heard 1 try to crow. But they are surrounded by adult pens with big scary daddy roos crowing all day long. Then I was just in my garage checking on the babies, and my 2 week old frizzled cochin crowed twice! I couldn't believe it! I think if they are the only boys around, they may crow sooner. If they have lots of adult noisy Roos around them, they may wait and think they are girls...lol
  3. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    Well I only have for chickens, all around 5 weeks old... =\\
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    It's kind of like vocal changes during puberty for guys. There is no set age or time; everyone is different. [​IMG]
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    My EE erel started crowing at 12 weeks old.
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    1 of my silkies just started practicing his crowing the other day. He is about 12 wks old. He sounded pretty sick [​IMG]
    but I am sure he will get it sooner or later. [​IMG]
  7. mamachickn

    mamachickn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2008
    Little Suamico, WI
    Hopefully you'll be as lucky as we are:) Our big boy cochin is 6 mo and not yet crowing. Many of mine started showing signs of trying in the brooder at abt 4-6 weeks of age. These were mostly bantams. I'm wondering if the standard may take longer to mature.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by