When does a RIR typically start crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicole01, May 18, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    My Gyspy Rose is a RIR. Since she has had a red comb and wattles since 5 weeks, I strongly think she is a he. Perhaps I'm wrong and she is maturing early. Gyspy is 8-9 weeks now and around her beak is red also and her comb is 100% dark red. I am keeping Gyspy until the day she/he crows. I want to make sure first before rehoming. She is the leader of the flock and makes sure everyone behaves. Gyspy has challenged me 3-4 times now when I had my back turned. I've been pecked hard once and stomped/pushed over the other times with both feet. If I keep face forward at all times, she is sweet as can be. Gyspy loves to be held and talks to me in her quiet voice. I am still holding on to hope that my RIR is a girl, but I think I'm in partial denial.

    When do RIR typically crow? Thanks.

    Oh, this is my 17 year old daughters bird. It's getting too late to replace Gyspy with another. [​IMG]
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    If you post a picture we can confirm for you. Sounds like a roo though.

    Crowing is an individual thing. I've had some not crow until 14 weeks or later, some that have crowed within DAYS of hatching.
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    They all crow at different ages.
  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    My RIR has only crowed once. It was about 3 weeks ago when he was 8 weeks old. I don't think he meant too, though, because it happened while he was lying down and he got stepped on by one overly active pullet. I think it surprised him as much as it did me. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I haven't heard it since then and he's 11 weeks now.

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