When will he crow?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by texaschickmama, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I am new to all of this and was wondering when my 12 week old buff orp cockerel would crow? He is the only guy around but he can hear a roo off in the distance in the am. Can anyone tell me?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ours usually start practicing around eight to twelve weeks. But we have a lot of roos the young ones can take notes from. I would think any day; maybe it's taking him a bit longer if he only has one roo to listen to.
     
  3. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 18 weeks old, he started maybe 3-4 weeks ago. They sounded like a kid going thru puberty but he's got it down now. Though he crows all day long... I am thinking of buying him a clock. LOL
     
  4. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BLRW roo just started at 20 weeks and he is in with another (buffPolish) same age(not crowing yet) and our senior dark brahma bantam. I think they do it when the hormones and the mood strikes them. They are very funny when they are learning. You may hear a squawk like maybe he has had his toe stepped on at first.
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks, for the info guys. Also, I was wondering he is little, well, I mean, smaller than some of my pullets his own age and they pick on him sometimes. I would have thought that since "he is the man" they would kind of leave him alone. I guess I just assumed the roos would be at the head of the pecking order? Maybe not until he gets older? [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicki_Pooh

    Chicki_Pooh Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Probably not until he gets older/bigger than them. My cockerel is a lot smaller than my pullets, he's a few weeks younger than they are too. They like to pick on him as well, but I doubt it will continue once he grows.
     

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