Um, no. A rooster crows whenever he darn well pleases. Well, that's not entirely true. Roosters have an internal clock, much like humans. The fancy word for it is the "circadian rhythm," and it's based on the sun. A rooster starts crowing when the sun comes up but, unlike all those endearing children's books, he does not stop crowing until the sun goes down. Our rooster will crow when he hears the neighbor's rooster crowing, leading some people to believe that crowing is to roosters what yawning is to people or barking is to dogs. Once someone starts it there's no end until everyone has chimed in.
I would describe our rooster as quiet. He's never charged me (yet). He crows in the morning and when he sees people milling around during the day. He's still pretty young so that might change. The other time he crows like his life depends on it is if he gets separated from his harem. Don't forget, these girls are mean to him, and they lived for years without a man (thank you very much) so they have no real need of him. Things were fine before he ever turned them into sister wives and they'll be fine long after he's been made into a freezer pop. But his instincts are so strong he can't help it.
This week he and the girls were out in the yard making all kinds of ruckus because we were outside. The hubs was chopping wood, the dogs were wandering around the yard, and I was doing chores. Ok, I was taking photos of the chickens. But I also got their eggs and fed and watered them so it counts as work. Roo had lots to say about the situation. I decided to just let them loose in the yard and he quieted down and took his group of girls around to the front of the house. All day he was quiet. Although he was very stressed out when the ladies split apart and he kept rushing back and forth between them.
After a day of free-ranging I thought he would be appreciative, and tuckered out like a toddler and therefore not wake up too early. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The next day I'm up at 4:30 am. This is a joke, right? Why is the rooster crowing so loud and so early? I always hear him in the morning, just not so loud. And he would not shut up. I did the only mature thing to do, I put a pillow over my head, rolled over, and went back to sleep. After a few hours the hubs got up and announced he had figured out what was up with Roo.
"He got out of the pen."
Separated from his personal sorority he'd had a stressful morning. And that darn rooster was literally standing outside my bedroom window trying to get my attention. At least that's how I interpret his location. Once reunited with the rest of the flock he quieted down. And then next night I locked him in the coop so I wouldn't have to start my day so early.
Minor backfire. I overslept.