when will he start crowing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by QuinnP, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. QuinnP

    QuinnP Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    I'm wondering when my Arlo will start crowing like a rooster should. he is 9 or 10 weeks old & has a cute comb but no wattles to tickle yet. He moved out to his Juno Hill home a few days ago & adores it! He lives in a big cage next to a bunny named Junior. He likes to sit in one spot & observe everything around him, loves to be held & petted, but gets cranky at the physical therapy for his spraddle legs. Pecked off the pipe cleaner I put on him. He doesn't like getting his comb stroked & screeches, but sometimes I cant help it. (heeheehee) I'm anticipating his first crow & will prbably throw a party for him.
  2. medan

    medan Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    from 3 to five months could be longer
  3. elite8

    elite8 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2010
    40/42 North Carolina
    I got two cuckoo marans at the same age. One started at eight weeks and the other at sixteen weeks. One of them is dominant over the other though. No telling.
  4. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

    Jun 22, 2009
    My cochin roo started crowing at 9 weeks and my silkie roos at about 14 weeks.
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Well, I had 2 roos that didn't start crowing until they were about 6 months old, another around 4 months old and my little Rainbow (who was supposed to be a girl) started crowing around 4 weeks or so.

    I think it just varies from bird to bird.
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Well. One of my Brahma boys was 9 months old before he started to crow (actually sounded more like a car engine trying to start). the other boys started at about 6 months. Mr Engine has decided he is alpha male now and is making his unearthly wailing noise from dawn to dusk!


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