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#70747 - 11/20/09 05:52 PM age of crowing
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
I have some youngsters, too small still to put in with regular population, too little to defend themselves. They still peep like chicks, have not yet got to the buck-buck part of chicken vocalizations. But one of them is crowing!

Thought I was hearing things. Thought maybe one was choking on a pellet. Nope, it's a crow. Way too young! It was only a month ago I changed from pulverized food to full size pellets and now one is crowing? At first I only heard it through a closed door but today I caught him in the act. I cannot believe it.

I thought boys crowed around the time, or a bit before, the girls started to lay eggs. These girls are months away from laying. Anyone else with early bloomers?

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#70748 - 11/20/09 06:25 PM Re: age of crowing
Dirt Road Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 61
Loc: Idaho
Egyptian Fayoumis and Denizli long crowers both will start to crow as early as 5-6 weeks. What breed is your precocious lad?

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#70749 - 11/20/09 10:15 PM Re: age of crowing
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
My precocious lad is a purebred mutt. A little Australorp, Red Rock Cross, Dark Brahma, Speckled Sussex, Ameraucana. Mutt. He looks like a train wreck. BUt by george he sticks up his little head and says, peep peep peep, CROW!

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#92393 - 11/01/10 02:43 PM Re: age of crowing [Re: Uno]
Wieslaw Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
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Loc: Denmark
I have a Leghorn rooster that started to crow at age of 4 weeks. It was absolutely comical.

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#95174 - 03/15/11 09:29 AM Re: age of crowing [Re: Wieslaw]
Wieslaw Offline
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#95183 - 03/15/11 06:24 PM Re: age of crowing [Re: Wieslaw]
mtlady Offline
New Egg

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Mt.
My little Serama cockrels start crowing at 4-5 weeks of age.
It's always good for a laugh when they start.

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