Youth Rooster & Ladies Chix Callin'

Fair | Clip
Aug 15, 2023 | 3 min

Enjoy the soft, soothing sounds of the Youth Rooster & Ladies Chicken Callin' Contest up at Pioneer Hall.


[Travis Graven] Cock-a-doodle-do! I don't think I'm going to be winning state fair blue ribbons, but lucky for us, we have real competitors inside Pioneer Hall to show us how it's done. Let's head inside to listen to the Youth Rooster Crowing and Ladies Chicken Calling contests. 

[Emcee] One, two, three! 

[Children] Cock-a-doodle-do!

(Children making rooster crowing sounds)

[Travis] Were you nervous to enter a competition at the state fair? 

[Child 1] No, I did this last year. 

[Travis] Oh, so you're an expert rooster crower? 

[Child 1] Yeah. Kind of. Pretty much. 

(Women calling and impersonating chicken sounds)

[Travis] Co-winners of Ladies Chicken Calling Contest. How did you learn this talent? 

[Kristen Massa] Last year we came on a whim. I thought it would be fun. Now it's a tradition for us. I actually learned from watching PBS on YouTube. From previous chicken calling contests. 

[Travis] How about you? 

[Cala McGregor] I grew up on a farm. I've been talking to my chickens since I was 8. 

[Travis] You have practice, then. 

[Cala] Yes, lots of practice.