when should my roos start to crow

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

  1. reverend

    reverend Hatching

    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 Songster

    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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