Why do chickens Roar?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieCanada, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More specifically why do my silkie roosters roar like a dinosaur?
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because they ARE fluffy little dinosaurs.
     
  3. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If it is the sound I think you're talking about, it's a warning call, esp. when something flew over.
     
  5. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One way to make mine do it is pickup a hen and when she flaps her wings that flapping noise makes all the roosters go ROOOOAR. Or GROOOOWWWL.
     
  6. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did it when she was broody, she sounded just like a pteradactyl (spelling?) when we opened the nest box!
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo will roar if I come into the coop after dark. I say it is a defensive sound. Letting you know to stay away.
     
  8. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I love the t-rex noise. Chickens are the closest living relative to the t-rex, after all. Mine seem to do it when something isn't right, either a hawk flies over, or I relocate a nesting hen, or get to close to something I shouldn't. I would have to agree with it being a warning call or defensive sound.
     
  9. gypsychicken

    gypsychicken Out Of The Brooder

    TO MAKE US LAUGH OUR HEADS OFF, OF COURSE!

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  10. Talisman

    Talisman Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it kinda sound like this? errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr [​IMG] It's a sound that some kinda danger is around. Mine will make that noise if they see a shadow fly over the coop and will stand real still and make that noise. My best friend that works at a vet has some Emu's and when a large plane fly's over the male starts flopping around and kicking around like crazy It's sooo funny:weee He's trying to protect the eggs,but we have had lots of fun over there. It reminds me of a huge killdeer. Most of all I love the huge eggs and the color is so pretty oh and the babies:(
     

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