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WHY do roosters crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious why roosters crow? [​IMG]
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Roosters crow because they can, also to say" this is my territory, these are my girls and get the heck out of here"......I enjoy the sound of a rooster but at times I wish they would keep it down! [​IMG]
     
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one Silky roo that crows when someone pulls in the driveway. Very helpful. We call him the "dog". Our actual dog barks at airplanes, birds flying overhead, the farmers 1/4 mile away, not so helpful.

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Roosters crow to : attract hens, claim territory, indicate vitality and health, warn other roosters of their presence, and because they can.[​IMG]
     
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    Well they can't whistle, so they have to do something when they see a hot chick.
     
  6. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:[​IMG] a chick....literally XD
     
  7. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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