Growling Rooster

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

  1. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

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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 Crowing Premium Member

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

    TransplantedTexan Songster

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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 Crowing Premium Member

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

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