WHY do roosters crow?

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

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Songster

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    Just curious why roosters crow? [​IMG]
     

  2. 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 Songster

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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

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