Growling Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TransplantedTexan, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large BLack Giant Rooster.
    when I go in the coop at feeding times he will walk around and emit this loud growling noise.
    He is never agressive, but when he's behind you and you hear what sounds like a large coon growling it is rather unsettling.
    What is he saying?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That's his "warning" call to his ladies.
     
  3. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kinda thought maybe it was a display of fear or warning sound. Thing is he is never agressive, and has nothing to fear from me. I am in and outa there all the time, he should be used to it. Plus, I am feeding them.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sometimes they just do that for fun. I have a roo that will do that even when no hens are present.

    We joke that he thinks he's a pirate, sometimes he makes this "ARRGH" sound. [​IMG]
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:My roo does the same thing. I have no idea why he does it either.
     

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