...it's 11:44 pm

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunnyDayz, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Songster

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    ...and my rooster is crowing!
    He doesn't always do it, but occasionally we'll hear him go on and on and on... late at night. I go out there and check on them and all seems in order.
    So why is he doing it?
    Thankfully we have no neighbors!
     
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  2. Kovalciks Chickens

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    Do u have more than one roo? Normally they do it to show dominance over one another.
     
  3. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chirping

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    never had a roo....but is it possible that headlights are flashing him causing it? or a motion light kicking on? then again he may want to say goodnight? [​IMG]
     
  4. dawnchick

    dawnchick In the Brooder

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    My experience is that they crow off and on all day. I suspect they are more likely to do this if there is a larger number of them, but only one rooster is hardly a guarantee against crowing.

    Fortunately, I love the sound, and my neighbors have never complained. Yesterday a crow came from across the street, and I didn't know they had chickens. Good old country living.

    Even the 3 AM crows never bother me.
     
  5. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Songster

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    My don't care what time it is he crows. I've heard him at midnight, 1 and even 2am. I'm not sure what causes him to do this. I use to run to check on em but after a while I stopped. I also love to hear a roo crow. My neighbors has never said anything so it don't bother me
     
  6. BankerJohn

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    it could be the phase of the moon, Waxing Gibus, that has a bright light. It could just be the moon phase on a clear night.
     
  7. SunnyDayz

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    He's the only roo... we have 3 girls and him. No lights outside and the street is dark. Hm, not sure about the moon though.
    I don't mind the crowing either, I can't hear it in the bedroom so it won't keep me awake [​IMG] I just wondered if there was any rhyme or reason to the rooster's crowing.
     
  8. chickenguru

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    I used to have a few roos that would crow nearly on the hour all night long.(USED TO)
    I finally got tired of hearing it since we are so far out in the woods we have very quiet
    nights and even though I am a sound sleeper once I get to sleep I would occasionally
    hear them. I finally sold those few roosters and pity the person who bought them.
    The best I could figure on the crowing at night was, with the hens cackling all day
    long that was the only time those 'ol boys could ever get a word in edgewise?[​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quite often one will crow off schedule for reasons such as a light shining in his area (even if he can see light of any kind at night) or him feeling unsafe or insecure - Are there strange noises going on outside? Banging? Talking? Anything threatening can also trigger it.
     

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