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Rooster NOT crowing
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Bob in CO.    Posted 11-09-2003 at 07:52:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our rooster who is otherwise healthy stopped crowing about 4 months ago. He is the head guy of a free range group of 9 hens. We enjoyed his crowing (we live on 80 acres so he doesn't bother the neighbors ;-) He is about 3 years old. Anyone out there have any ideas as to why he is giving us all the silent treatment?

sharon    Posted 05-29-2006 at 17:54:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob, did you ever find out why the rooster stopped crowing? I have a small backyard flock and have 1 rooster who is also about 3 years old now. He recently stopped crowing. He used to wake me every morning. And he would always answer me if I "crowed" at him. Now he doesn't make a sound.. I am a little worried that he is ill, but he appears fine, just silent.

Dave    Posted 11-09-2003 at 19:52:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got a bunch that crow all night long! All day too for that matter...

maybe .....    Posted 11-09-2003 at 15:50:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
he's the silent type.

doc    Posted 11-09-2003 at 09:42:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's about right. I ran out of things to say after about 3 yrs.

~Lenore    Posted 11-09-2003 at 11:38:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL you guys are funny!

~Lenore    Posted 11-09-2003 at 08:06:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
You think he may have decided he has no challenges for authority.
He does not need to crow any more to assert himself!
I am sure that is not the answer;
that just flittered through my mind. ;-)

Ron/PA    Posted 11-09-2003 at 08:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore, you are not so far off the mark as you may think, crowing is believed to be either a statement of authority, or a challenge to authority. Were another rooster to start showing up and talkin sweet to the hens each morning, the old boss might find his voice again.
It's either that or he's reading the paper at the breakfast table and ignoring the ladies, you know how old married men can be!????

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