2 roo's only one crows!?!?!?

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  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Is is normal to have 2 roo's in a yard with hens and have only one of them crow??? I know by the tail feathers and neck ones that he is a roo. He just does not do anything rooish. The other roo crows starting at 5 am and will go until 8 pm.
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your crowing roo is very dominant, the non-dominant one may keep quiet. Crowing is a territorial/sexual thing, so the alpha male always does most if not all of it.

    I am (un)fortunate enough to have 4 roosters with no real dominance of one over another and they crow endlessly!

    Sandie
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Exactly. Sometimes if the alpha is a very dominant, the other(s) keep quiet. For them to crow would be a challenge to the alpha and that involves butt whoopin's.
     
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Quote:Exactly. Sometimes if the alpha is a very dominant, the other(s) keep quiet. For them to crow would be a challenge to the alpha and that involves butt whoopin's.

    that works for me!!!!! I really like the non crowing one. He is so sweet. The crower is a rumpless Araucana!!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you remove the dominant rooster, the non dominant will start crowing within a week.
     
  6. norcal

    norcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, this happened with us last fall. [​IMG]
    But, both wound up being mean, and well, dinner.
     

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