quiet roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cheeperchick, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all...I recently noticed that my adult rooster hasn't been crowing, is that normal? It had also been making a weird purring like sound. Should I be concerned?
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  2. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post a video of this? Or picture, so I can get an idea of age or maturity? Because chicken sounds are so varied, it's hard to know. How old is he? Do have any other roosters? Have you noticed interesting behaviours associated with the purring? Do your neighbors have chickens? Has he ever crowed?
    He may be learning to crow, or his vocal "crowing" box could be damaged, or he could feel threatened and unwilling to express dominance. Any clues would help solve this, but I wouldn't be worried.
     

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