roo growling

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Roy Rooster, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I am raising my first flock of chickens so hopefully my question is not to silly.

    Anyhow, I have a BO roo that is about 6 months old. He knows I am the alpha
    roo because when I go into the pen he makes sure to keep his distance away from
    me and does not come near me.

    But lately he is making this growling noise as he goes to the back of the pen
    when I enter it. Is this a noise that all roo's make or is he mudering under
    his breath at the fact that I am in the chicken pen.

    What do other roo owners think? [​IMG]

    thanks.
     
  2. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, I always considered it like a cooing noise. Chick-like, submissive.[​IMG]
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Roosters growl. It isn't always an agressive sound.

    HOWEVER- if you hear him chambering a round, get out of there.
     
  4. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so roosters do growl. It is kind of funny. When I enter the pen he
    makes this noise as he takes his position at the back of the pen
    till I leave.

    Kind of reminds me of when I ask my kids to do something and I get
    a grumbling response from them.

    So is this a submissive growl? right?
     
  5. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't consider it the same type of growl that, say, a dog would make (aggresive). Um, but I wouldn't call it submissive, either. Mine will growl when he hears a strange noise, or sees the shadow of a bird over head. And sometimes just what seems like no reason at all. But, I have also never had the growl directed toward me... so be careful!
     
  7. MomToTheZoo

    MomToTheZoo Out Of The Brooder

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