why do roosters crow????

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

  1. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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:

    http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/files/issues/v069n04/p0360-p0386.pdf

    (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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