In fact, if you have more then one rooster, they get into crowing contests! First one rooster crows then another feels the need to respond. The next rooster crows and suddenly the first rooster needs to 'holla back' and next thing you know it's 10 minutes later and your looking for ear plugs! Ear plugs wont work but you can get a free pair if you want to give it a try. Actually...nothing will work! lol Sad but true.
Roosters can't be stopped once they start a crowing contest but they can be started! Just about anything can trigger them: a phone ringing, a car arriving, the dog barking, a clock chiming, the doorbell, a horn, another rooster, a text message alert and the list goes on and on!
A rooster can only crow when his neck is fully extended. They do this 'roll their eyes back in their heads' thing that is only slightly creepy. Actually, they close their third eyelid when they crow which only gives the appearance of the eye roll. Still slightly creepy.
The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia. We refer to the fear of roosters as: Spurrophobia as in "I'm afraid of those big spurs digging into my legs!" Kidding! Some roosters bite instead of spur. Ok, only that fluffy rust colored rooster in the picture does it....but come on, he can't really be the only one! Other roosters will simply chest bump your leg when they want to bully you. Try not to laugh if it's a bantam. He thinks he's tough!
Roosters have several different vocalizations. They have a clucking sound that says "come here hens, I found a treat" They growl at other roosters to threaten them, or keep them in line. They have warning sounds they make when they want to warn the flock of a hawk or other predator nearby. They also have their Velociraptor impression, but you really have to see that one to believe it!
The rooster is part of the Chinese zodiac. The last 'Year of the Rooster' was in 2005, the next will be in 2017. Those born in the year of the rooster are believed to be honest, ambitious, sharp dressers and quick minded.
Many suburban areas that allow hens don't allow roosters because of the noise.
...and last but not least, a rooster crowing in the country is like living next to the neighbor with the touchy car alarm in the city. You really do start to tune it out after awhile.