Roosters crow all the time. The connection with the sun coming up is a misconception. They might, on occasion, crow right at dawn.

Roosters crow because they hear other roosters crowing, to show that a certain place in the barnyard is their turf, to try and assert their authority over another rooster.

They will even crow to call the ladies back to the run, when they are out free ranging.

The Silkie Roosters crow sporadically throughout the day, most likely because their breed is very docile.

Foghorn is a Blue Maran rooster and he stands close to 3 feet tall, so he is a big guy and his crow is deep in pitch and tone and he carries the crow longer than the other guys.  He’s really loud!

Houdini who is a Phoenix Rooster which is a red jungle fowl stands a little over 18″ tall.  His crow is higher in pitch and cuts off at the end, almost like he can’t get the last part out.

Chickens have three eyelids for each eye, the upper lid, the lower lid, and the nictitating membrane.

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