When to expect a crow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by melissastraka, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I have 22 babies about 5 months old and not one of my boys have crowed! I know I have a bunch of roo's (thanks to BYC members) but what is wrong with them or is it too early? Some of the hens have started to lay too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    As with anything else we want our chickens to do, they will do it when they are darned well ready to. [​IMG]
  3. crait

    crait Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Ain't that a stinker!
    debiraymond is right, though.
    They do what they want and when they want. And certainly not all at the same time. Some will take longer than others.
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    I notice that only the top 2-3 roosters (in the pecking order) will crow. Not all are vocal. It is possible, although it is a 10000-1 shot, that all your top rooster are just quiet.

    Some breeds develop faster than others. My cochins and langshans, for instance, didn't crow until 6-7 months old. My Lakenvelder crowed at 7 weeks.
  5. mistylady

    mistylady Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    Trust me on this one ..... stay awake all night so you are really sleepy. Then try to get some sleep the next afternoon. They will crow! [​IMG]

    Seriously .... they will crow when they are ready. Be patient! [​IMG]
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    I have a rooster that I hatched out about 8 months ago... And no crow yet... I'm not 100% sure it's a rooster though. It's more like a ren or a hooster [​IMG]
  7. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    My roo started crowing about 11 weeks old and now that my RIW are about that age they are starting to crow too..but my RIR he has quite a vocal voice on him and he also started about 11 weeks old.
  8. I have two young 11-week-old roos who crow off and on all day long, and they've been doing so since they were around 8 weeks. I guess it's just like the person upthread said - they do it when they're good and ready!
  9. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have two 16 week old roos and a 23 week old roo, and none of them crow regularly. One of them crowed 3x a few weeks ago...and I've heard some odd noises out of them here and there, but no real loud crowing.

    I hope they never crow, because I live in a subdivision. Wishful thinking, right?
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    One of my bantam cochins started crowing at 7 weeks old. It was the greatest sound ever!

    Maybe BYC'ers were just wrong, and you've only got girls...

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