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Why havent my roosters started crowing 25wks old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    i got them the third week in june...3 bantam barred cochin (1 roo) 2 std white cochin hen and 2 khaki campbell duck and 5 extra males for warm (haha got 2 females in there)RIR, kept one roo, sold the other BUT neither one of the roos have crowed [​IMG] !! iM beginning to worry [​IMG] ...is there something wrong with them [​IMG] ,they look,eat,act alright [​IMG] . what could have caused this. !!OMG!! CAN THEY EVEN FERTILIZE MY GIRLS [​IMG] !!! GASP!! oh, btw the hens havent layed either but im guessing that due to me getting them late and there not being enough light now OH btw again im in southern california
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it. They'll crow when they crow. [​IMG]
     
  3. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's because they're cochins! I have 60+ cochins, most of which I got in June. No eggs from them yet and no crowing (these are all standard). I have two blue cockerels from a may hatch and not crowing. I do, however, have one bantam who started crowing within the last month. He was bought at Easter. As far as layin' goes, I have some older cochins who lay, but I'm not sure their age because I bought them when they were already laying. But, I have read a lot that most cochins won't even start laying until anywhere from 7-10 months old. It's cold here right now, so I don't expect eggs until spring. Just be patient- thats what I'm trying to do (even though I look every day for eggs!)
     
  4. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    count your blessings!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:You took the words right out of my mouth!
     
  6. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You took the words right out of my mouth!

    Yeah it's 12:40 right now and I just heard Ol' Foghorn let out one of his nightly hollers that'll 'bout wake the dead. So don't worry its a comming. I've got a BR roo that just made 8 mos. old and just started crowing last week but he's been doing his rooster thing for about 3 months now and does quite a good job it if he can get the girls persueded to come around the backside of the shed or any other inconspicuious spot so he doesn't get caught by the man and get a first class thrashing for stealing his goodies from him.

    catdaddy
     
  7. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    [​IMG] YAAY ONE CROWED TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME [​IMG] im pretty sure the RIR [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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