Will hens call to roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dreamwallaby, May 18, 2010.

  1. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Camden County NJ
    This is probably a stupid question but out of curiosity : I am getting 4 pullets and not legally allowed to have them here. I don't think it will really be an issue, i have great neighbors on both sides and just a creek and woods out back. However, if you cross the creek, walk through the woods and across a field someone has a rooster. We hear it crowing all the time, doesn't bother us but will my hens call to him? Can't see him, just hear him. I didn't know if hens will respond by calling the way birds sing to eachother.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I think what is more likely to happen is that when your pullets start laying they will sing the egg song. If the roo can hear them he will respond back. It can get pretty loud.
    The only one of my flock that responds to a distant rooster crowing is my own roo...and if he ever finds that distant roo, he plans to beat the snot outta him.
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa

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