Do roosters make that "hen noise"???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Flippacase, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I two chickens, one of witch i am positive it is a hen, the other, silkie, i'm hoping is a hen but not sure. Well they are 17 weeks old, and today i went outside to find them making a sound i havent heard before. Its that "buck-buck-BIGOCK!!!!!" I'v heard of hens making this so maybe this means they are both hens. I never heard of roosters making this noise, so MAYBE THEY ARE BOTH HENS!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm hoping you've got two hens, but sometimes when our flock is free ranging and one gets lost and wants to find someone, they make a noise that sounds quite a bit like the 'Egg Song.' If a hen does it, our rooster, Mr. Incredible, will call back to her (the same sound).
     
  3. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come on, everyone should know this!!!!!

    (exept me obviously!)
     
  4. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats kinda whats happening!!!!! But there like one foot away from each other!!!!!!
     
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maybe one's doing the egg song and the other one is worried she's lost??? I think I've heard people say on here that sometimes the rooster will repeat the egg song back to the hen, but I'm still going to hope that you've just got two young pullets both practicing! [​IMG]
     
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    sometimes the hens will be in the coop singing and the roo will be right next to them, singing right back.. it's funny. I always say, "what? You didn't do anything!" goofy bird get over yourself [​IMG]
     
  7. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    I've never heard our roo make a hen noise, yah, he clucks, but it sounds different, not so "henish" (does that make any sense?) When every one is singing the egg song he goes into the run and crows. So it sounds like you got two girls but you can't tell for sure until they start laying/crow! [​IMG]
     
  8. I have witnessed my leghorn and white rock roos call back on a hen in the nest doing the egg song. It is like they are just a bit distracted with the whole thing and give it a courtesy call back.

    Then they just go on with their business of chasing the other hens.
     
  9. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo often seems to sing back the egg song when one of the girls sings after she lays.
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Everybody in the coop has a party everytime somebody lays an egg, and more often then not the boys are much louder than the girls. [​IMG]
     

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