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My rooster isn't crowing much anymore... How come???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mr. Frizzles Hen House, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. This may be a silly question, but " why do roosters crow?". When Mr. Frizzle finally got his voice, it was hysterical to listen to him practice. He would do it on and off all day. I've witnessed some shows that seemed to be put on just for me and the kids. Hopping up on the log stump, crowing, hoping off and repeating multiple times. But it in the last week or so, I can't remember the last time I heard him. He is eating and acting normal, clucking at the girls during treat time, etc. So what's the deal? Why do they crow in the first place? And why does he appear to be resting his voice?
     

  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    I was always told that a rooster crows to call his dominance and tell other roosters that this is his territory.
    Don't worry, he will probably continue to crow later on:)
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    A rooster crows to establish his territory.
    If there are no answers to his crows from another rooster within earshot, he may stop crowing as much.

    Get up just before sunrise, make yourself a nice cup of coffee and listen... bet he crows early in the morning, but we all get so used to it we don't always hear it when we are sleeping.
     
  4. That makes sense. Maybe it's just that my kids haven't been outside crowing back at him as much- he he!(the weather has been yucky).
    Thanks:)
     

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