Crowing roosters are almost as large of a part of keeping chickens as gathering eggs. Some people, unfortunately, loathe a proud rooster's announcements, others enjoy them. We tend to be of the second opinion, and have kind of been looking forward to our roosters starting to crow. A couple of days ago, I heard one of the roos attempting to crow. It was an awful sounding, pitiful attempt at a crow... more of a croak. The roo making the terrible sounds made several attempts, but, I was on the other side of the coop and by the time I got around to where the sound was coming from he had stopped. Since we have several crow candidates and there were 3 or 4 of them in the area the sounds were coming from, I didn't know who was doing it. My wife called me a bit ago, I am out of town with work, and said that the culprit has been identified. Although it is still rather pitiful sounding, he has evidently been practicing his trade with vigor and I am sure that he will soon get it straightened out and sounding better. Our first rooster to crow is "Bob Ross".