It's 11:45pm. Why is my rooster crowing??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happymorrows, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. happymorrows

    happymorrows Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Morganton, NC
    What is wrong with that dang rooster! He about gave me a heart attack crowing so late! I jumped out of bed, sure a raccoon was after them or the coop was on fire. But, no, Johnny Storm the rooster is just nuts. Stupid rooster.
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Roosters can't tell time.
  3. X2Farm

    X2Farm Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA

    Sounds like me last night... Roo in the carport (his prefered sleeping place [​IMG] ) crowed... then my EE Aspen crowed from out in his coop, then that started the 5 Roosters in the basement crowing (new boys, quarantine!).... ALL for no reason! I went out in my robe and slippers with my LED maglite and rifle.. expecting something... NUTTIN!!! [​IMG]

    Crazy Roo's! Walked back in, looked at Wheatie (carport Roo) and told him he was nuts! He just looked at me [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Sometimes, the neighborhood dogs get going barking all night... next thing I know my rooster is going off. I think he's telling them "Shut up... I'm louder then all of ya'll!"

    I just learned to sleep through it at this point. (I prefer it to the dogs actually!) [​IMG]
  5. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    somewhere in Pa
    He is simply telling the hens he is in charge of them!!!! or at least he thinks he is
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    It is time to put him into the stock pot. There is plenty rooster around. I have few that do not crow much at all.
  7. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    mine rarely crow at night, and when they do its always my fault- I'm out tromping around with the flashlight and making noise. I'm totally convinced that they're expressing annoyance. Much like me opening the door and yelling, "SHUT-UP!!!" at the dogs at 3 am!
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, my dominant rooster crows when he sees the bathroom light go on in the middle of the night. He crows when the neighbor dog barks. I think he crows when the tree branches move against the coop, too.

    He sets off some of the junior roosters, and then they have a crowing competition for a while.

    I USED to go outside at the night time alerts, but not any more. If there is a different sort of ruckus, I may go out and check. So far, nothing beyond a couple of crows, so I stay in.

    Then they all start crowing about 45 minutes before dawn. Welcoming the morning, I guess.

    I happen to like the sound, fortunately.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Only Hollywood roosters crow exclusively in the morning. Mine crow all day long and sometimes in the middle of the night.
  10. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Reason #2 why we don't have a rooster. But I STILL wish I could have one!

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