Why roosters crow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ole rooster, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read all the post as to why roosters crow. The consensus is to mark his territory. I can hear I know ten different roosters in the morning at 6:00 when I go out with Morgan on his pee excursion. I've about figured out my rooster Bob has already got that established. He very seldom crows anymore. The only noise he make anymore is calling the girls when something is good to eat, a danger sound and as soon as they lay he goes into what looks like an indian dance I used to see on cowboy movies, with his wings tips on the ground. But crowing, he just don't do anymore. I enjoyed it while he did though.

    Do some just stop?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I wish mine would. [​IMG]

    He crows for 5 min. in morning which is fine, crows if water or food is low, crows if one of the girls jump the fence, if he jumps the fence and wants them to follow, if one is in nest box where he can't see them...and sometimes when nothing is wrong at all. He's my little flock manager that warns me something is wrong which is nice but jeesh, you'd think he'd understand the nest boxes.
     

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