Chanticleers

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A rooster, also known as a cockerel, or a cock "Cock" is in general use as the name for a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow." "Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at night, and is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters who enter his territory. During the daytime, he often sits on a high perch, usually 4–5 feet off the ground to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.

The rooster is often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn and will almost always start crowing before 4 months of age. He can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory. However, this idea is more romantic than real, as a rooster can and will crow at any time of the day. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the rooster's breed and individual personality. He has several other calls as well, and can cluck, similar to the hen. Roosters will occasionally make a patterned series of clucks to attract hens to a source of food, the same way a mother hen does for her chicks.

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  • Moglia hopes for more at Coastal Carolina
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - It's been a strong start for coach Joe Moglia at Coastal Carolina, with two Big South Conference titles and a pair of NCAA playoff appearances in his first two years. Now, Moglia wants the Chanticleers to think even bigger in year three. Moglia ... Read more on this news related to 'Chanticleers'
  • Coastal Carolina Football Holds First Scrimmage of Fall Camp
    CONWAY (Courtsey CCU) – Coastal Carolina sophomore Devin Brown, a 2013 Freshman All-American and first team All-Big South kick returner, scored touchdowns of 27 and 93 yards on back-to-back plays in the Chanticleers’ first scrimmage of the 2014 fall camp. Read more on this news related to 'Chanticleers'

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