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Why do chickens make loud noises?



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When hens are frightened they make a loud cackling sound.

In the hen house when a hen lays and egg she announces it to the flock very loudly and can do so for a long time.

When the rooster wakes up he lets everyone know it is time to get up and that he is guarding the hens.

All day the rooster sends out challenges, both to let other roosters he is there and to let the hens know he is on guard.