Rooster vocalization?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShelterGirl, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    I was wondering if anyoen else has heard this same thing, and if maybe there is a different term for it? I often find my roosters "screaming" at eachother. It's a long, screeching type sound that they do if another rooster is around or if they are being wary of something. Is this really like a "scream" or is it called something else?
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Our little roo used to do a "screeeeeee" (almost like an eagle) whenever he saw something he thought might be a danger. Mostly when the chicks would flap their wings and flutter through the room.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Roosters have many different vocalizations. Yes, I have heard him scream like you mentioned over a low flying hawk. The closer the threat, the louder the alarm call. The egg song with more intensity is also an alarm call.

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