Why is my Rooster crowing so much during the night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by laurelsh, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. laurelsh

    laurelsh Chirping

    May 17, 2007
    I have a fairly new rooster (got him 2 months ago) and he crows a lot during the night, more than any other rooster I've had. Why? Is he upset? Is there anything I can do to have him quieter during the night?

  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Its just what they do I guess. Mine do it all the time. They been doing it for about 7 months now. Even with the lights off!
  3. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Songster

    May 20, 2007
    South Central Kentucky
    My roosters, and I have quite a few, start crowing to beat the dickens about 2 am. They seem to think that is time to get up. They are usually all quiet and tucked into bed about 5-6 pm because it is dark. Well, they are getting up at 2 am, and we don't have any lights outside. I sleep right through it all. I would have never known that they were even doing it if I wasn't getting home at 2 am from work last month. But, they keep crowing until bed time!
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    If lights hit his house, he may crow. car lights, flashlite, outdoor nite light. etc
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Any light at all will get a crower crowing.

    Mine crowed until we turned the lights out and started again as
    soon as just a ray of light got into the barn.

    Our solution was to eat them. [​IMG] Now we have 30 roos between 3 and
    7 weeks old. One has started already crowing. The cycle repeats...

    Could he be blind? Have you seen the latest Nyquil commercial???
  6. Maybe he went blind like in the NyQuil commercial. [​IMG]
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:Great minds think alike???
  8. tidlet

    tidlet Hatching

    Nov 13, 2007
    Hillsboro Mo.
    If I get up in the middle of the night and turn on the kitchen light, my rooster crows. I think a light turned on in your house is all that a rooster needs to say hello. My Rhode Island Red says hello at odd hours.
    I hear him crow right when I turn on a light, any light.
    Its like he is saying,
    "Whats for breakfast?"
    I always surprise them.
    Usually he is ready for breakfast before Im ready to serve it.
  9. I absolutely LOVE the commercial. Even funnier are the sites you find when you google "Before the rooster went blind" about all the people who HATE it.

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