That morning wake up call!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imdonemailn, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. imdonemailn

    imdonemailn New Egg

    Jul 27, 2010
    Hi, I'm new here. I was researching and trying to find the sound that a Banty Rooster would make in the morning. I remember it from when I was a child. So now I have different kinds of birds and I want to know, do other birds crow in the morning routinely? I have 2 cockatiels and they have a beautiful morning warble! I really have to record it. I call them my "Patio Roosters". Would it also be called "Crowing"? Or is my original Cockatiel unique and the other one just immitates him. Harriett
  2. mk4lh

    mk4lh Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2009
    I have a couple of Barred Rock roosters and they make the typical cock-a-doodle-doo call in the morning, evening and occasionally throughtout the day. My more mature one (Trouble) has a deeper sound than Junior. They are both the same age just matured at different speeds. It was very funny when they first started, it was like a young boy hitting the voice change time complete with the cracking of their crow. They start about 5:30am since the sun is already up. My DH said that's their request for the hen house to be opened up so that everyone can get out. Now that my hens are laying and singing the egg song, I've seen my roosters join them in singing.
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    My grown roosters crow all day & all night and threw out the day. My younger cockerals crow mostly in the morning and a few times in the evening. I think as they get older they crow more! [​IMG]
  4. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD

    I don't know if it would be called crowing. Birds are quite vocal in the morning. They are re-establishing territory, letting others know that they are still there from the night before and saying what the conditions are where they are (preditors and such). Basically, they're gossiping. And they all do it at the same time.

    I'm pretty sure that's why roosters crow. We call it a crow but it's really an unmelodious bird song.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010

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