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Silly crowing question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Faith Hope, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Faith Hope

    Faith Hope Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have a silly question for you all that I am really curious about.

    Does your rooster actually make a "cock-a-doodle-doo" sound? Mine (and I have several!) all make more of a "Cock-a-doodle" and leave off the last syllable. Whenever they crow, I often add a "doo" sound to them, but they just ignore me! [​IMG]

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Some of the roos that I have had say "er-er-er."
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    My rooster has a EE RRR crow!
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Roosters' crows can vary a LOT especially by breed. Consider there are some with a prolific long crow. [​IMG]

    Some articles say the more notes and more prolific crow, the more dominant the rooster - But honestly through my findings in having a bachelor pad filled with roosters of different breeds for years, - They just have different crows based on the individual, its age, and its breed. [​IMG]
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    Quote:Those are some serious lungs... Holy smokes!
  6. My silkie roo has an especially annoying, shrill crow: EEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAH!

    I once had a BR roo whose crow was "broken." He would arch his neck & begin his very full-throated crow... COCK-A-DOO! The funny thing is that his neck remained arched, and he was in full crowing posture, as if the sound was still going! The whole time I had him (hatched him myself) he never had a complete crow. [​IMG]
  7. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Songster

    Jul 8, 2011
    The chicken coop
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Thats awesome! [​IMG]

  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I can tell which rooster is crowing by his crow. They all have a little different sound.
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I currently have 5 roo's. 2 arent old enough to crow yet, but out of the other 3, 2 of them have a majestic, no nonsense cock-a-doodle-doooooo crow...The other, who is at the bottom of the roo pecking order of the 3, sounds more like a chicken with a dying battery. He's not real loud (thank God!), sounds like he's hoarse & sounds like he gives up 1/2 way through the crow!

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