when should my roos start to crow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reverend, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. reverend

    reverend New Egg

    Jun 19, 2009
    Lower Alabama
    I have 5 buff rock roos that are 5 months old. when will they start crowing. also there are 20 pullets when will they start to lay?
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Quote:I'm surprised they haven't yet. I would think anytime. Are you sure they're roos?

    also there are 20 pullets when will they start to lay?

    Are their combs/waddles getting really red and developed? Any squatting?​
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    The girls will probably be laying any time now. I didn't hear our roo crow regularly until several weeks ago (he is five and a half months old now). I know cockerels really vary in when they start to crow, so it's not too abnormal. Or they could be girls. Do you have any photos?

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  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Right before the sun comes up! Ever seen "Rock-a-doodle"? One of my favs!
    Seriously... it varies greatly! I have some PWLH Roos that started crowing at 8 weeks, I have some OEGB crowing now at 8 weeks and I have 2 18 week old BR roos that haven't said a word, and 1 RIR roo "33" weeks old... still not crowing! I thinks "He's" stupid! I think I might name him Forest Gump!
    Another 1 of my fav movies!

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