Screaming roo...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Javamama, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    DH are probably the only people on our road that are amused by this, but there is a rooster somewhere nearby (not ours!) that crows every few seconds all day long. But it doesn't have a very pleasant singing voice. It sounds like a woman screaming. I just crack up every time I hear it - which is often. [​IMG]
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Are you sure it's not a farm that is raisng ostriches or emus? We had some down our road apiece, and they would scare me awake just as the sun was setting...

    They sounded like a woman screaming "help!".
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Quote:I think the "help" scream is a peacock. They are loud!
  4. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    It's definitely a rooster. There are no farms nearby with any other animals. I grew up with peacocks next door and we actually used to have ostriches right next to us till last year. It's just a rooster with a bad crow. [​IMG]
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I've never herd my Emu's make a noise, they will make a drumming rummble when they are older, but no hollering help...that's a peacock. Funny that a Roo would make that much noise..maybe he's lonely?
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Our 14 week old roo tried to crow this morning. It was pretty funny. There are some free range chickens in the neighborhood and one wandered into our yard... that's when he decided he would let the other young banty rooster that was visiting the outside of our run that he was the king of the roost. I suppose I'm either going to have to eat our rooster or let him free range in the neighborhood also.
  7. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Friends of ours had a roo that doodled in the evening from 3-5 all you heard is "Eeer errr eeer errr ROO!"

    LOL for years the husky drooled over the free ranger. The rooster eventually went blind and the slick foxy dog got him in the end. Its not as funny I guess if you put it that way. It's just knowing the situation and the YEARS of tortment the dog endured. the Roo would strut right up to the end of the chain, just out of reach.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:I couldn't help myself, I read this and thought about the old foghorn leghorn cartoons! [​IMG]

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