Why Do Chicken Crow!!

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  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as above
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It's mainly territorial. The rooster is announcing to the world that the space he is in is HIS and his only. It's like he's saying, "Hey, this is my space!" There are other reasons suggested as to why they crow as well, such as in response to being scared or when their hen cackles after laying an egg.
     
  3. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but i have three roosters in the same run and they all together
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Did they grow up together? They have established a hierarchy (aka "pecking order"). The dominant rooster will most likely do the most of the crowing and breeding with the hens.
     
  5. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are all brothers and all of them hop on to the hen but when one does they the other's peck him.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Eventually the three of them will injure the hens. This is not a good scenario.
     

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