Growling Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taprock, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard growling in our small coop the other day and went to investigate. I found our head rooster, Mr. Fuzzy Pants, an Ameraucana with a hen. He was in the corner with his head down scratching and growling. The hen in there with him was nesting or trying to, but then she left and he stayed. The whole time he was growling. It lasted at least five minutes and then he was on his way. Any ideas?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Normal roo behavior. It is his way of wooing and directing the ladies.
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    X-2 just a Roo being a Roo, he'll have some other new noises for you coming up as well. [​IMG]
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Growling can also be a warning. (although it doesn't sound like it in your case) The first time my rooster growled was when I was closing the window on the coop after dark. It scared the crud outta me!

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