Or cluck hello.
A single Tom usually means the Hens are busy with their eggs. We were fortunate enough in our travels to see a proud Hen with some quite young (less than a week old) chicks flurrying around her.
They were grand.
We stopped traffic in both directions though. She was taking them across a road. I encouraged her not to.
She agreed, gathered them, and hurried back into The Wild.
Drivers flashed their lights, gave us a thumbs-up, and waited patiently.
It’s a good thing.