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why do roosters crow????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by soccerguy17, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2007
    i was just thinking and heard my roo crow and thought WHY most animals have a good reason for there actions but what are the benifits of crowing or im i thinking about this too much and roos crow because they want to and leave it at that:D
  2. akyramoto

    akyramoto Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    Northern CA
    i'm gonna go with announcing that they are there & they're king to their flock of queens....i dunno. i actually wonder that alot myself. Mine always seems to crow way too much. but he's a rooster, thats his job.
  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Let's see: `I'm here. This is mine. Stay away!'

    I really enjoy all the `talk' in the flock. They have quite a little `language', not all of which is directly associated to food/sex/territory/threat.

    But the question is on crowing, and the following link goes into the issue at some depth:


    (our roo knows when we're at home in the afternoon and will continue to crow until we come out and free him and his girls to roam - so crowing can have other uses).

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