Why do rooster's crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooster Don, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Rooster Don

    Rooster Don Out Of The Brooder

    Just wondering if there is a solid answer to this? Our rooster has crowed one time, one morning, twice withing fifteen seconds and not once before or after this. Thanks.
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    this is a good question! ive always assumed it was a mating call, but im not sure.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    It is an advertisement of a males quality. Intended recipients are rival males of other social groups and males acting as satellites to the social group of sender. Advertisement is also directed at hens. Crowing can indicate senders physical condition which can keep him above approach by rivals. The vocalization can also help rooster attract hens from other groups. The crowing appears to be a spacing mechanism. Hens with chicks can also make a crowing sound which ,may be a spacing mechanism. Selection of chickens for living at higher densities in association with humans may have made so birds do not react to the signal like wild birds normally would.
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