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Tango0124 Jul 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

"The hierarchical nature of chicken society is well known (cue "pecking order" joke). But did you know it even controls behaviors as deeply rooted as crowing at dawn? Well, this study suggests just that: these scientists got up very early over many days to watch groups of chickens and recorded who crowed when. The researchers found that even when other roosters are awake and raring to crow, they will wait until the highest-ranked rooster crows first. But if the top-ranking cock disappears, the next in line will assume the first position and crow first…"
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CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

I have two roosters. One crows
the other one stays hidden. He will only crow if I take him out of the pen and put him in the back yard away from all the others.

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