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Growling Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marymac, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    My rooster has been making some strange growling sounds lately. He does this at any time, no matter what he's doing. Sometime he seems to do it if something upsets him . It almost sounds like a loud burb. Is this normal? What does it mean when he does this?
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    My roos growl all the time. Esp. my silkie roos.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I read where roosters have different noises based on the type of predator. Sometimes mine do the quick BAWK! at the sign of a predator (usually the aerial kind), other times it's the BAWK followed by the growl. Maybe the growl is just a reminder to the hens to be very careful. [​IMG]
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    My Phoenix talks like that all the time.
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have about 10 roos,,,, sounds like a dog pound,, hehe,, my gaint red growls constantly [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    So this is normal behavior then. It sounds so funny. Sometime it does sound like someone talking.
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yup, if i understanding right,, its normal, their way of talking, letting all know where he is, warnings,,,,,,least i hope its normal lol.
    now it would be different if it was a gargling, or raspy every time he breathed.

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