Crowing Lessons?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nluoma, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. nluoma

    nluoma Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2013
    S.E. Michigan
    Do roosters teach baby roos to crow? We bought a beautiful, full grown Wheaten Americana roo and brought him home to our flock of new (all under 4 months old) chickens. Turns out we have incredible luck, and ended up with four other roosters. Now, Raphael appears to be running crowing lessons every morning. He flies up to the top of the coop and crows, then each of the little roos take a turn crowing back. Then Raphael does it again..... and on and on. I'm glad my neighbors are far away, and that they don't usually start until around now. (They're up to it right now.)
    Is this normal? I must admit that the little ones are getting better. I can tell them apart, but they are definitely improving.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yup, it's normal. I used to have neighbors on both sides with chickens and would listen to the roosters crow back and forth at each other, as if they were having a conversation. (Fortunately, I love to hear crowing.) They don't learn it; they will crow even if they've never heard a crow.

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