Why is my roo not crowing anymore??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just realized that my Marly has not crowed in a few days...we had a hawk scare last week, is this why??
     
  2. swatchick

    swatchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine stopped crowing for over a week after one of the girls was killed by a raccoon in the middle of the afternoon. We figured he was either traumatized, or the girls told him to shut up and quite drawing so much attention to everyone.... Since starting back up, he crows about every half hour almost all day long, so my guess is he was traumatized and now he is trying to convince all creatures great and small that he is the king of the world.
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine has shut up completely. Haven't heard anything from him is 2 weeks. I thought the time change got to him.[​IMG]
     
  4. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he going through a bad molt? Molting can really stress a rooster.
    Predators can also do this to them.
     
  5. littleluciex

    littleluciex Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't know that they this, good information everyone [​IMG] It was all quiet in the coop this morning, I thought I got all my roosters, but 2 are still suspect, hmmm
     
  6. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. No molting. The hawk scare was on Wed, and all has been quiet since then. The hawk actually got into an adjoining pen and attatcked one of my chicks, but he tried like crazy to scare it off & out of the pen. Still no crow this morning...wonder how long it'll last?
     
  7. Mr. Nappy

    Mr. Nappy Out Of The Brooder

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    Good boy!! Hope he'll be himself again soon.
    I think chickens are aware of their noise in regards to predators. Maybe he's trying to be incognito for a while, so as not to attract any unwanted attention.
     

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