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Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: October 29, 2007 02:28PM
Why do cockerels crow? I know that crowing to herald the dawn is a fallacy but what makes a cockerel crow over and over and over and over and over...........

.................and over again?

Someone down the road must keep chickens and this b****y thing can start up at 5 in the morning and then during the day will have several hour long sessions where it crows every 10 seconds. You would think it would get exhausted but unfortunately not.

I assume it has something to do with sex, it always is. I also am wondering if there is another younger cockerel around and this noisy one is crowing to show who is boss. Is that how it works?

We are not the nearest and it must be driving its neighbours mad. I expect to hear gunshot fairly soon.
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: October 29, 2007 02:35PM
If your neighbor invites you over for fried chicken; you know he took care of the problem winking smiley

We live on the edge of the country. Just have row crops around us. Haven't seen too many people out in the country even raise chickens. But my mom remember when people in town used to raise them.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 29, 2007 02:39PM
I've my share.

They're birds.
Why do birds sing in the morning ?


(He's just advertising that NitroHerbal II really does work ! )
(just don't ask the hens)
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: SLM
Date: October 29, 2007 02:45PM
Kept chickens when I lived in California, it was my understanding that @#$%& crowed as a proclamation of territory. They didn't just do it just in the morning, anytime during daylight hours it seemed. I got used to it very quickly, then again I had just moved from Kilburn so I was used to noisy, lol.
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 29, 2007 02:46PM
When my neighbor's son way in an agricultural program, he kept chickens and one rooster. The rooster would crow anytime EXCEPT at dawn. It didn't particularly bother me. Much less offensive that loud kids.
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 29, 2007 02:49PM
Dunno. When we watched the neighbor's chickens while they wintered in FL, the rooster used to swoop on us when we went into the henhouse to collect the eggs. My mother in law used to carry a broom like a flyswatter- knocked him into a wall so hard one morning that his cock-a-doodle-do sounded wobbly for a few days.

The hens finally hatched a replacement rooster, and when he was of the chicken Age of Consent, the attack rooster made a great soup. One of the few times I've actually eaten something out of a sense of revenge.
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 29, 2007 02:54PM
Any critter gets me up at 5am, I'll eat it's young as a warning...

Fortunately my cat has no children....



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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: October 29, 2007 04:46PM
I'm NOT a chicken!
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Re: Anyone keep chickens?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 29, 2007 05:00PM
He's announcing that it's time to choke the chicken.


Roosters are nearsighted. This is what they see:


You'd wake the hens early and keep them awake all day, too.
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