When will they crow?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wefroggy, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. wefroggy

    wefroggy Songster

    I have 15 week old RIR's and DE's and no crowing yet. Any idea when that will happen? I also have a Egyptian Fayomous (SP) that crows all the time. I know that the less dominant roosters may not crow, but the DE's sure act like they want to be dominant.
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    wow! thats a long time for them not t crow. Ive had a rooster crow at 5 weeks. LOL man it was funny [​IMG]
     
  3. momof4boys

    momof4boys In the Brooder

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    My salmon faverolle rooster just started at 18 weeks. I didn't know if he ever would....he's kinda timid and all. I've heard that some can be pretty old before they start...even up to a year. But I also have a wellsummer rooster crowing at 9 weeks.....more like croaking. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jetlander

    Jetlander In the Brooder

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    My Silver Laced Wyandottes started crowing at 13 weeks. What it really comes down to is 'nature', she takes time and makes it her own. They will crow when they are ready. Believe me, it is like teaching a child to talk. We spend the first few years teaching them to say something, and then spend the next 15-18 years trying to shut them up. ;o)
     
  5. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

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  6. embkm

    embkm Songster

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    My 13.5 week old EE roo hasn't crowed yet, neither has the 13.5 week old OEGB roo. And the 13.5 week old silkie that is questionable hasn't crowed either, so I'm still holding out hope she's really a she.
     
  7. wefroggy

    wefroggy Songster

    I don't even know why I am so anxious to hear them crow, maybe to help me decide who stays and who goes. So I guess patience is required.
     
  8. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    Don't get me wrong. I want to hear my first crow too. Rusty, the one in my lap in the avatar is hopefully a boy but I won't be sure until I hear him sing.
     
  9. rufus

    rufus Crowing

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    I have a 20 week old Rhode Island Red Rooster that does not crow. He doesn't do the rooster thing either. He is the only male in the flock. The kids have named him Neal Patrick Harris.

    Maybe he is just slow.

    Rufus
     
  10. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Songster

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    I had my rooster until he was 16 weeks and he still hadn't started crowing.
     

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