Rooster behaviors what do they mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silverbantamkaryn, May 20, 2011.

  1. silverbantamkaryn

    silverbantamkaryn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have a Silver Bantam Rooster

    He likes to do his "cock a doodle doo" at me when I pass by his cage. He also makes these sort of squeek/purring at the same time type noises after I've put food in his cage.
    Sometimes he will peck and scratch in front of me as well as I stand by his cage and watch.

    what do these mean? Does my rooster hate me or like me?

    Sorry I am completely new to chickens and happened upon this rooster randomly
     
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The purring is probably his call to hens to come and eat. It's a pleasant noise, and generally means he's in a good mood. The scratching and pecking at the ground is probably related behavior.

    My Roo's crow was always a challenge, not a greeting. But then he also never shut up, so it was hard to tell.

    What you don't want to see is a roo that puffs up at you, or that dances for you. Both mean trouble.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    He's calling the hens over. It's the "I found something good for you to eat" call.
     
  4. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman Out Of The Brooder

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    Usually when my light brown leghorn rooster starts pecking the ground in front of me, that means he's wanting to fight me. I can hold my foot out and his neck feathers will frizz up and he will try to flog my foot. If he does this, I always chase him around for a while to keep him in line.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    A recording is needed. Any and all above possible, depending on what sounds being produced. My tamest rooster gives a "churtling" purr that I intepret as being a comfort call meaning all is well, settle down. He makes this when standing with harem in cover or when preening.

    Again a recording is needed.
     
  6. silverbantamkaryn

    silverbantamkaryn Out Of The Brooder

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    ok here is one of the things he does i got it on video for you guys
     
  7. silverbantamkaryn

    silverbantamkaryn Out Of The Brooder

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    He lives by himself now. He used to live with other chickens but we work at a store and he is the store bird. He now lives by himself although we might get a hen to keep him company. So I am not sure if he is trying to call hens to eat? or if its just a noise they make no matter what?
     
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    He is treating you like you are a rival or a lady.
     
  9. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw the video, that crow! [​IMG] he's a beautiful Sebright though. All of the things he's doing sounds like normal, non-aggressive behavior all regarding to food. [​IMG] as far as the crowing, I don't see any rhyme or reason they do it besides they like to! It's part warning to predators, part communication, and like I said, they do it because they can!
     
  10. silverbantamkaryn

    silverbantamkaryn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oh yea he never shuts up! He crows at me like clock work. everytime I cluck at him or mock crow he will do it back

    I was hoping it was friendly, cuz if so I have a new friend [​IMG]

    he is super pretty i love his feathers! I can't wait till hes finished growing
     

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