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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by columbiacritter, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does roostre growling mean?

    My roo walks around making a growling gurgling noise sometimes. It's not trouble breathing, it's definitely a sound he's choosing to make. The hens ignore him, but my husband wants to know if it's an aggressive noise.
     
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    HAHA....my roo does that trying to get his ladies attention!!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG]!

    Roosters (and chickens in general) make all sorts of interesting sounds. Is there any sort of body posture he makes when he does this sound? It may give you another clue as to what he means.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's pretty much spherical so he doesn't have a lot of body posture to speak of. [​IMG][​IMG] He's a pure white Cochin we've nicknamed the StayPuft Marshmallow chicken.

    The only thing that's consistent when he's growling is he's alert and paying attention to his surroundings rather than vegged out.

    If he's doing it to get the girls attention it's not working because they completely ignore him 99% of the time when they not evading his hot stud muffin rooster moves. [​IMG]

    This guy barely raises his head to crow unlike my Dutch bantams who stretch out their whole bodies to yell as loud as they can.
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he doesnt move much but makes sexy low noises? My friends, I do believe this is the Barry White of Roosterhood!
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    He probably sees something that he thinks is worth the girls noting like a pred or something unusual so he becomes alert and "growls"
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whenever something falls from the sky IE a leaf or a branch (or a bird) they howl like wolves! IS THIS NORMAL! SHOULD I QUARANTINE!
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Funny you should ask this today, I was outside playing with the baby ducks and all the chickens started doing a wierd growl, hens and roos too. I was going to post asking about it but you saved me the trouble! LOL thanks!
     
  9. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's trying to alert anybody is isn't working. The girls never even look up when he's growling. They usually just stand and watch the hawks circle if they even notice. [​IMG]

    I'm thinking he's trying to sound studly.
     
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Barry White of Chickens & Stay-Puf Marshmellow Chicken-- you guys crack me up. . . . .[​IMG] "You'll never find, as long as you live, a Roo who loves you, tender like I do!!! . . . . ."[​IMG]
     

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