Growling Rooster

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

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    My roos growl all the time. Esp. my silkie roos.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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

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    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

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    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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