Rooster making an egg announcement?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sgsf, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Sometimes when my rooster gets scared or feels dangered, he'll make this exact noise:

    Why? Isn't that for hens to make announcements? [​IMG]
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ahhhh! The Egg Song is nearly the same as the Danger! Warning Call. The second is just announced more loudly and a bit faster in cadence.

    HOWEVER, roosters DO often sing the Egg Song with their hens! Or for their hens.

    When you've got 3 or more in the yard all singing the Egg Song slightly off point from each other, it's quite a cachophony!

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