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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cook_kaka_ook, Nov 17, 2009.
Listen to this.
omg, it goes on and on and on
They are at their worst about an hour before dawn. Now and then one (I think the Dutch) lets loose about 2 or 3 am. Frequently some crow at 4-5 and from about 5 to 7 you need ear plugs. Then they quiet down a bit. My Bantam Dark Cornish, Leroy Brown (cause he is soooo bad) tries to get on the front porch and crows until I go out and pick him up. As long as I hold him he is very quiet.
The roosters get noisy again with crowing, fighting, and imposing themselves on the ladies about an hour or so before dusk.
For a while during the day they almost act like normal chickens, although there are often crows. I think there must be some meaning to it but I don't know what it is. Sometimes one starts then another 'answers' from a distant location.......do they crow to keep track of each other?
Mine are not penned up, so I wonder do roosters crow as much if they are in a coop?
Lately Thor has been pretty quiet, a crow or two at sunrise and that's about it.
Today he's being pretty noisey. I was just outside and he's crowing his head off. Short, repeated crows.
They are doing some tractor work at our neighbor's house and I think he's responding to that noise.
ETA: It doesn't bother me at all. I've learned to tune out his regular crows. Let him make some alarm noises and I'm out there quickly.
Ol "Blue" starts around 3;30 am,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he's stuck on daylight savings time. He'll go again and again for an hour or so, calm down then start again till the light comes on. Getting used to it, by now,,,,,,,,,,,He's got the classic 4 note crow,,nothing like the one in the tube video,,,,,,,,that one never learned from his dad.