Young rooster crow - voice change?

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  1. BrambleCreekFarm

    BrambleCreekFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a young OEGB about 3 months old, he has been crowing for over a month this funny awful screech sounding crow- do roo's go through a "voice" change when they mature? [​IMG] I just cant imagine that his crow will continue to be such a screeching sound.
     
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure about your roo, but a couple of my hens are sounding a little weird. They are about 5 months old.

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  3. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our banty boys started crowing about 6 weeks back. It was a kind of "Errrr" at first, kind of gravelly, like a teenager whose voice is changing. A few days later he added the second part: "Errr errr". After that he got to 3 parts. He got louder and stronger as he got more practice. Now he crows just like the big boys, just higher pitched!
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our BR started crowing it sounded like a clown horn. A squeaky, honk-beep noise. You couldn't tell what it was. I thought the kids got the bikes out and were honking the horn. I took about a week to be a crow.
     
  5. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeppers, just like human boys...I LOVE all my roos, only one is an adult that I inherited as a wild man so the others are learning to crow because they can hear the older bantam roo who does a great job of protecting his banty girls and my cornishx's.
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha I never knew roos went through a voice change! [​IMG]
     
  7. pokachix

    pokachix Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they do have to go through a "learning" phase of crowing. I remember my roos would sound like moose w/kazoo for about a week. Took a few days to figure out where the awful sounds were coming from! One more fun things bout chix! Jody
     

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