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When Does a Young Roo...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pretty Pony, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Pretty Pony

    Pretty Pony Out Of The Brooder

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    start breeding and crowing? I would think around the same time. [​IMG]
     
  2. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lil Roo started crowing at about 3 months.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've had them crow at five days old (yep, days, not weeks). They can crow any time. Most of mine crow between 8-15 weeks old. They usually become fertile between 16-18 weeks old, but may have been mating and crowing long before that.
     
  4. Pretty Pony

    Pretty Pony Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, wonder what my fella is waiting for then? Thanks!
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    My senior rooster raptor, sounded like he was gagging until recently. His efforts at practicing has paid off and his crow is beautiful! He's about 16 weeks. The other rooster seems to have no voice and the third one just suddenly started crowing last week. They are all the same age. GL
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree... The same here.
     
  7. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my roos started crowing at 4 weeks! I couldn't believe it and then he did it again with me watching. They ar about 8 weeks old and haven't tried to start mating yet. Thank goodness because I am not really looking forward to explaining that behavior to my 5 year old.
     

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