rooster crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moody-chick, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. moody-chick

    moody-chick New Egg

    May 17, 2008
    new york state
    I know this is a stupid question.BUT, why does a rooster crow all day long> What is its purpose? It is getting aggravating.Hes in a coop with hens and is showing his authority with them, so im wondering, why. Thanx in advance
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    yes they will , [​IMG]
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Moody-chick, consider it his way of announcing the joy of living to the rest of the world. He crows because he can, and because he's notifying anything within hearing distance that he is top roo! If you're in a position to do so, it may help to let them out of the coop and free range. It seems to occupy their attention and mine do far less crowing when they're foraging than when they're in the run. Just a suggestion. Try not to think of it as an aggravation; try to think of it as expressing "joie de vivre" ... [​IMG]
  4. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went out late one night to check on everyone(because I had been gone all day) and low and behold if Mr. Bojangles didn't walk out of his house and start crowing!! I think he smokes "stuff" out behind the barn when I'm not looking...
  5. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    southern VT
    this is very normal i have seven that crow all day long!!! I love it to death:lol:
  6. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    When Hoss crows, I often hear off in the distance another rooster crowing. I like it and several of my neighbors ave expressed the same sentiment, it is a comfort sound. If I wake up and I don't hear Hoss, I panic quietly [​IMG] until I hear him.
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Roosters crow at everything. Sometimes they crow at nothing. Sometimes they crow just to crow. It's a complete myth that roosters only crow at dawn. Roosters crow whenever they are awake.
  8. LovinMyChickies

    LovinMyChickies Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Redding, California
    I have two, and when one starts, look out. The crowing competition is on!

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