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Author:  DarrenP [ Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:05 am ]
Post subject:  Roosters age for crowing

Is roughly 10 weeks too early for a rooster to start crowing?
This morning I heard one of our 10 week old Light Sussex pullets make what sounded like half a crow. First time I've heard it. Only did it the once.

Thanks in advance.

Author:  Cackles [ Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Roosters age for crowing

No, I've had cockerels in full voice by that age. Expect more of the same & getting closer to a proper crow over time.

Author:  DarrenP [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roosters age for crowing

Thanks Cackles.
Sorry, I used the wrong term with "rooster", didn't I?
This morning there were two half crows, trying to match the bantam down the back. That goes for hours.

Author:  PossumCorner [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roosters age for crowing

My singleton wc/blue Polish chick started crowing yesterday. Under 7 weeks from hatching. But being alone, no rooster close by to intimidate him. The boy Silkie gang of 20 are penned with a two year old dominant Silkie rooster. At 20 weeks no way are they going to crow and risk his displeasure, very quiet pen!

Author:  sue55 [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Roosters age for crowing

Under 7 weeks is a bit precocious. lol
I have a pen of 30 + mature and adolescent cockerels, not a peep out of them yet 10 pens with hens and a rooster are singing the song loud and clear every morning

Author:  DarrenP [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Roosters age for crowing

Since the above occasions, I have not heard any attempted crowing. Is it possible the pullets were trying to copy the bantam rooster down the back?

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