Confused Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DoctorGoose, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, this afternoon, I heard the characteristic 'proud chicken' clucking--the one that they make after laying an egg....

    So I ran out to the nesting boxes....no egg....and look around to see who's clucking, and it's my rooster, Calligula! [​IMG]

    Never having had a roo before, do they often do this? Maybe he had just "got some"?
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    My roosters cluck too. It seems that certain hens victory-clucking just set them off. I have ran out there a few times thinking a hen had just laid a boulder; to find my rooster was making the fuss. I think it's pretty common if not universally true.
     
  3. fopzuu

    fopzuu Out Of The Brooder

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    The rooster we have clucks when there's something amiss. I usually find him under a shrub hiding. I'm guessing a hawk. He also clucked when a little dog down the street got out and chased him all over the yard! Pretty funny because this roo is 3x the size of that pooch;) So I think it's a siren, of sorts:)
     

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