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Confused Rooster?

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

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    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 Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    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 In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2007
    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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