Buck..Buck Bacaw! Girl only noises?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sticksoup, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. sticksoup

    sticksoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boyfriend is adamant that only hens emit the classic "Buck buck BACAW" sound. Is this true?
    We only have hens- no rooster to prove him wrong. [​IMG]
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I'm not really sure I know what sound your trying to describe - is it the egg laying sound?

    My alpha roo will join in on the egg laying song - but it sounds like a rooster, not a hen - it's just a little different, you know?

    If that's not what you wanted to hear, don't read this to your boyfriend [​IMG]
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My roosters sing the egg song with my hens every day. They'll often hear the hen saying, "buck buck bacaw," and run to the hen house to cackle with her. I think they make all the same sounds as my hens, in addition to their crowing.
     
  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I had a few roosters for a short time (not supposed to have them here, so I eventually re-homed them) and I was amazed at the "hen sounds" that came out of them when the hens got into their "laying song". It was really amazing! [​IMG] Genie
     
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    my leghorn roo, appropriately named shenanigan, makes that sound when i startle him or scare him out of the way when he's being a brat.
     
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    just like the hens can grow the rooster can bock
     
  7. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that the "egg laying song" derrived from when jungle ranging jungle fowl would wander off to lay an egg and the flock had moved to a different area in the meantime... the "egg laying song" was a communication for them to find the flock again. If that is true, it would stand to reason that the roosters "joining in the egglaying song" are just answering the "where are you" with "here we are". Maybe?
     
  8. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:yep, exactly. i've had many a roo make the sound to see where his hens are. jungle fowl are very vocal.
     
  9. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, agree with warhorse. I believe it a call to let the hen know where the rest of the flock is.
    My rooster will also make this call when danger is present.
     
  10. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have always wondered what EARTHLY reason there could be for the egg squawk - doesn't it seem like it would just shout "Attention Predators! Blue light special! Come get me and we'll throw in a tasty egg absolutely free!" I've wondered how the jungle fowl managed to stay around long enough to be domesticated.
     

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