Do roosters cluck like hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pierrea, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. pierrea

    pierrea Just Hatched

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    Hello

    I got two light sussex chickens, they are 14 weeks old.
    I suspect that one is a rooster but i don't know about the other one.
    But last night the chicken that i dont know the gender on started clucking.
    So i was just wonderring if rooster clucks like hens r do they just crow?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came on here to ask a similar question but see it's answered now. I found my rooster right beside my hen's nesting box, clucking softly like a momma hen. I looked inside and she was there laying her egg. Apparentally they do cluck, sometimes for their hens when they're laying.
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Yes...Roosters make all the same sounds as hens except they can crow also...

    Cheers!
     
  5. MissSister

    MissSister Out Of The Brooder

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    They tidbit like a hen does for her chicks and they cluck as well. Besides crowing, they also have different sounding distress and warning calls that hens cannot make (most of the time).
     
  6. sue5050

    sue5050 Out Of The Brooder

    thats interesting because I found my rooster sitting on the nest making a very low growly noise when I moved him, he was sitting on someones egg....protective instinct kicking in? ever heard of this?
     
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  7. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw on another thread someone had a rooster that sat on some eggs and hatched 3 chicks//
     
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  8. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 14 weeks, it should be very clear by appearance alone if they are pullets or cockerels.
    Post some pics please.
     
  9. MissSister

    MissSister Out Of The Brooder

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    They go in the nest and "growl" to tell the hen that it is a good place to lay an egg. Mine do it all the time.
     
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