Do I have a roo in my flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have 23 7 week old girls. Every once in a while I'll hear one of them scream "BUGGGGOT!" That's not a cockadoddledo I know. I never see who is making the noise. Am I just being silly? Are my girls just trying out thier big girl voices?

    p.s. None of my girls look like roos as far as I can tell. I do have 4 breeds though, and I think EE's are harder to tell.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2007
  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    My 7 week old silkies do that when I pick them up. I thought one was a roo because it did that first before the other one, but they are both doing it now and I think it sounds more like a hen. They don't have combs yet like one other silkie that is younger. So I think that you are right. They are trying out their big girl voice. Or that is what I am telling myself about mine. LOL.

  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    BaGawk!! is usually the alarm call...

    My Leghorn cockerel Jerry was crowing by 6 weeks and you could tell it was a crow...even though it sounded like he was a rubber duckie being run over by a steamroller at the beginning.
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    So I guess I should stop worrying. I already have a rooster and he's VERY territorial. I don't think he'd like it if one of my girls grew up to be a roo.

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