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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:05 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:38 pm 
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No, I've had cockerels in full voice by that age. Expect more of the same & getting closer to a proper crow over time.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:07 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 am 
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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!

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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


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:39 pm 
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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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