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November 22nd, 2003, 01:12 AM
I've decided to post this query in English to solicit the widest response possible from this forum. Is there any scientific (non-anecdotal) explanation on why roosters crow? I've heard them crow at all hours of the day and night. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason to this action. Is it some primordial expression of a challenge? or a mating call? Enquiring minds do want to know. :confused: :crazy:
November 22nd, 2003, 01:38 AM
marking his territorry?....saying akin itooooo:D
November 22nd, 2003, 04:48 AM
A challenge, mating call, expression of territory. All correct.
November 22nd, 2003, 07:10 AM
This was the first question when the "Urong- Sulong" segment in a daily noontime show, that won for the contestant P2M. Of course if i was the contestant I would have run away with the money easily.
Cocks crow to show supremacy over his Harem of hens... The answer of GL is precise on the supremacy point.
November 23rd, 2003, 12:37 AM
ok, but if it is to show supremacy, then why do they crow even at night when there is just a wee bit of light from the street lamps or from the houses' night light? How about during sunrise or just before it?
November 24th, 2003, 03:36 PM
Great question, but have you noticed that the birds don't crow when they are not yet showing. During night time, observe that the birds crow on certain time of the night and not the whole night crowing...
November 25th, 2003, 05:05 AM
November 25th, 2003, 06:42 AM
Roosters crow to greet the dawn --
To let other roosters and hens know he's around
He crows when he's feeling good
This is when you should
Bring him to the pit
Because he thinks he's it
Take out your money and bet
And he'll make sure you go home a winner yet
November 26th, 2003, 11:13 AM
I noticed that every time I go into the farm , or if something is near them they start to crow. it could also be that he is telling the others that your there
November 27th, 2003, 05:28 PM
I just observed this.
If the rooster do not know you and you approach him, he will crow(saying this is my territory do not go beyond that point), probably to warn you. It is like a defense mechanism, all animals has it. they crow to frighten away possible predator. I corded my roosters near bamboos and big trees where there are wild cats at night roaming. everytime they see something like it, they all flap their wings loudly and crow.
in the morning they crow to announce that the place where you will hear the crow belongs to him. early in the morning before any intruder can enter the place/territory.
when brought to a place alon without any chickens, they will crow to call possible mates.
although all crows seem the same, if you will listen to all crows of a cock... they seem to differ in tone depending on the place, time and situation..
just an observation from a beginner.
in addition, I can see that most predator shy away if they hear loud crows.
November 28th, 2003, 12:39 AM
They crow to remind sabungeros to be aware of" Betrayal"!!!
From the bible, he!he!he!
November 28th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Great answers all! Even witty, I must say. This obviously demands more observation. The hypotheses being presented. who knows, this might even contribute to better understanding the psychology of roosters and further lead to better communications between man and his cock.:crazy:
December 2nd, 2003, 04:45 AM
My cock never crow!:D
December 2nd, 2003, 04:52 AM
Cause they can't bark...nor meow, heheheh:lol:!
December 2nd, 2003, 10:49 AM
June 2nd, 2006, 03:23 AM
maybe a sign of masculinity
June 2nd, 2006, 07:29 AM
To excercise his lungs :lol: , i think......MJF
June 2nd, 2006, 09:36 AM
La concordia, i agree with you. they crow everytime when there is new one that would come near them. i think they just want to let other cocks or intruders know that it's their territory and also they crow because they are cocks not ducks. :lol: for me, i would know when there's somebody inside especially when he touches one of my roosters coz others would start crowing.
June 2nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
is the pope catholic?do women piss standing?when the duck start to crow...that will be the time that i will lick my nuts...
June 2nd, 2006, 10:33 AM
funny, welcome back to the net sir ! ;)
June 2nd, 2006, 10:41 AM
partner888...thanks rolly i'll talk to you before i leave for the u.s.
June 2nd, 2006, 10:44 AM
ok sir, i will miss ur company, hope to see you in the future again. ;)
June 3rd, 2006, 01:22 PM
i personally don't think it's a good idea to find out if KOGS has nuts and his cock doesn't crow either they just search and destroy ( w/the help of a little????) to prove it musculinity and dominance over others ....... just do some research and u'll know what i mean !!!
nice to hear from u again we miss ur jokes man !!!! hope u had a great time.
June 4th, 2006, 12:11 AM
have a safe trip back to wherever it is your going back to.
June 4th, 2006, 01:39 AM
cocks crow a battle cry and a symbol of courage.whenever i hear a cocks crow i know all is well.
June 4th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Coz they can't meow;)
June 4th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I agree with that...I guess it's more appropriately called part of establishing pecking order - also, have you noticed certain hens do crow too!
September 3rd, 2006, 03:03 PM
First, it's because HE is not a hen.
Biological changes too. It starts to crow when it reaches the stage leaving his chickhood and turning to staghood. Same thing with the pullet/cackling hen. And the first crow says ................"tuliiiiiiii
na akooooooooo (I'd been cir.....m...cise!"
But why in a particular time of the night ??? Well, I'm training some of my roosters to talk so by the time they can,,, I will ask them.:)
September 3rd, 2006, 05:50 PM
rooster crow to show their not chicken:rolleyes:
September 3rd, 2006, 07:12 PM
the reason why roosters crow is because they cannot bark! just kiddingL;)
September 3rd, 2006, 11:51 PM
I gifted my dad 2 sets trio of young biddies before, when they reach 5 to 6 months they start crowing and that get the attention of his neighbor and report it to to city managers office. Were advised to move the chicken some place else. Is there any way to minimize the sound it create? How do you secure them. Thank you in advance.
September 4th, 2006, 12:16 AM
i really don't know how you will do it to chickens but in old china the king cut the palace guard's balls to keep them quiet...
September 4th, 2006, 01:14 AM
........ maybe he just cant mooooooohhh ... jok :lol:
September 4th, 2006, 05:23 AM
crowing is just their way of expression or communication to other
living creatures on earth...they crow for your awareness, affection
and even displeasure. the best time to listen them crow is early
in the morning because it is an invitation for you to wake up and breathe and enjoy the fresh air and they do this everyday for you
at no cost at all...so, the next time you go to a breeders farm to
buy your battlefowl...you listen carefully...if they crow three times
you know what that means...
September 4th, 2006, 06:30 AM
After 3 crows is betrayal forthcoming.
September 4th, 2006, 09:17 AM
To show their presence as masculine and or calling for a pullet/hen !!!
September 23rd, 2006, 12:39 AM
showing its masculinity
September 23rd, 2006, 02:07 AM
Turning into rooster starts to crow.. experiment to keep a male chick away in far solitude without even seeing or hearing a noise of a chicken. After a few months while having a good health you will hear very early in the morning "tik tilaok" it is their characteristic ...its bad if you hear em 'ungaaaahhhh' just kidding..
September 23rd, 2006, 02:34 AM
A typical instinctive behavior include, eating, care of body surface, escape from predators, social behavior ( crowing), and sexual interaction. They are like humans too.
The only distinguishing factor between humans and animals is that animals act out of instinct and humans out of instinct or will.
As a matter of fact, you can decide to crow every morning if you willingly want to.
A nagging partner? That my friend, is because they are ovulating. As soon as you dipped your feet in the same room in that particular time, you wish you are back to your job as a seaman, navy, coastguard whatever you call it.
September 23rd, 2006, 03:20 AM
Another difference between humans and animals?
Humans can read animals minds in some degree.
Like for example, we know that animals must think that we are stupid. We do things differently from them. Right?
For example, they must think, why we eat with chopsticks in the first place, when we can just simply do it with our bare hands. Are we trying to dramatize the way we eat?
Itís a good thing though in humans that we can learn something new and if it is good for us we can adapt quickly and make it so it becomes an instinctive behavior and we keep on doing it later without thinking why we are doing it like washing my hands after using the bathroom. You know what I mean?
Like, when I lived in the Philippines back 20 years ago, I rarely washed my hands after using the bathroom, you know like taking a pee or even the other kind ( maybe the other kind I did) but I checked my hands first, if they looked clean, anyway sometimes in the summer there is no water in the faucet and definitely no soap instantly ready there, no paper towel to dry them. I mean what are you gonna do, walk out in the bathroom with wet hands?
I mean compared to now, the company provides everything, coffee, dinner sometimes if you stay up to 8PM, kind of paying back your unpaid OT, soap ready and faucet working in the bathroom always, plenty of paper towel to use.
Well, itís time to go to lunch, donít forget to wash them even if you only have 30 minutes. Anyway, the microwave will do the job quick.
September 23rd, 2006, 07:11 AM
September 23rd, 2006, 07:15 AM
They to say "i am here" . especiall when being challenged
September 23rd, 2006, 09:03 AM
I think so too.
Identity is a typical male instinctive behavior.
September 23rd, 2006, 09:45 AM
some do sing (http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/sabung/ChxSng11.gif) and dance (http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c279/sabung/thanksgiving21.gif) http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a3/juan007/pirate_with_bottle_of_rum_md_wht.gif
September 23rd, 2006, 09:50 AM
I cant see the pictures.
Can you PM me the link, I'll try to access later in a different computer.
September 23rd, 2006, 10:41 AM
Have a good weekend.
September 26th, 2006, 07:25 PM
October 3rd, 2006, 04:22 PM
have you notice they crow every hour at night. So they can be your clock during sleepless night.:D
October 3rd, 2006, 06:16 PM
I think its like humans yawning. But have you ever seen a chicken yawn? Cocks think highly of themselves and have BIG egos, and they crow to show disinterest at another cock or human, and they crow when they wake up, just like you and me when we wake up from sleep.
Just my theory, hope it doesn't attract any 'friendly fire'.
October 3rd, 2006, 06:17 PM
October 10th, 2006, 12:06 PM
what's the youngest age that your chicken started to crow? I hav a white seedfowl that started at ca. 3.5 months.
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