Why aren't they crowing?

jimz1

Songster
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
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Coleman, Wi
I've got 4 roosters. 2 by accident! 1ee, 1 silver laced wyandotte, and 2 light brahmas. The ee and the wyandotte are crowing, although not very well. The other 2 don't make a sound. They are all about 8 weeks old. Any ideas why they aren't crowing yet?
 

Karrie13

Songster
10 Years
May 1, 2009
1,206
2
159
Minnesota
Some of them just take time to start crowing. I have a 14 week old olive egger roo that crowed for the first time this week.

Once they establish pecking order some of the lower roo's will hardly ever crow! At least that has been my experience.
 

BookWorm243

Songster
9 Years
Oct 13, 2010
2,132
6
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Franklin, NC
They can take about 14-16 weeks to start crowing. My cockerel is 3 months and just started crowing. So the other two might take a little longer. There crows wont sound the best for a while, but they get better
Also like Karrie13 said rooster that are lower on the pecking order might never really crow.
 

colebarnhart

Songster
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
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JENKS/GLENPOOL, OKLAHOMA
I've read that in some or most cases only the alpha male will crow and the others won't. So they may never crow until the alpha is no longer around or they challange for the top spot and get it.
 

Laurajean

Slightly Touched
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
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New Hampshire
Quote:I don't remember his age, but I know my roo was MUCH older than 8 weeks before he ever crowed. It was several months for sure. I think it varies with the breed and also the individual roo.
 

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