Why do roosters crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebecca10782, May 14, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    I'm just curious, why do roosters crow?
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    To tick off the neighbors! [​IMG]
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:...and just because they can, since they can't lay eggs! [​IMG]

    Boy, aren't we a big help...just [​IMG] us!


    Dawn
     
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Songster

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    To re-assure the flock and would be intruders of his presence.
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    They crow triumphantly when they think they chase something away, a person, a predator or another roo; they crow to communicate with other roos, to call the hens, because they're happy to be alive and it's a nice day, a million other reasons
     
  6. Liza

    Liza Songster

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    Roosters crow in the morning because they can sense the ultra-violet rays of the sun well before our eyes can even see a little bit of light......at least that was what I was told!

    I have another question to add: At what age will my hen crow if she turns out to be a rooster?[​IMG]
     
  7. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

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    They are talking to the chicken on the other side of the road.
     
  8. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

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    Quote:Which solves the mystery of why the chicken crossed the road! [​IMG]
     
  9. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

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    and now that we know why they crow, why do they all make a different type crow-- sound? John
     
  10. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

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    So, if they are calling the hens, should I be concerned about late night parties and my girls heading to my neighbor's yard? (One uber loud roo!)
     

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