Why doesnt second rooser crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pmcquitty, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. pmcquitty

    pmcquitty Just Hatched

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    I was given a starter flock which consists of 6 hens and 2 roosters. These 8 birds have been together for about 2 years. One rooster is definitely the dominant one. The second rooster is about half the size of the dominant rooster, although they appear to get along and they are different breeds. The second rooster does not crow. Is this normal?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is fully subordinated by the dominant rooster. He has learned that it he crows he will get his butt kicked.
     
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