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Rooster
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Jim    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:07:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do you stop a rooster from crowing?(without using a hatchet.)Mine will crow every ten seconds for a half an hour.doesn't matter what time of day.He has feed,water and 17 hens.Any suggestions would be great.


Keccia    Posted 07-17-2007 at 15:28:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, I have 2 roosters and a hen. They both crow. I put them covered in the garage at night. In the AM when we get up , I let them out in the yard. They crow when they hear activity. Like when we get up in the morning, a gardner, the geese flying over to the ponding basin. Mine are very social and curious. So they are always wanting to know what's going on. And they will crow until you go talk and spend time with them. I think I have spoiled them. OOPS!


Luna    Posted 08-25-2006 at 00:19:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, I just got a rooster with the same problem, but we've been slowly working on it, cause he's like a small dog to the family. What I do is stick him in the barn, cut off his light until WE wake up (without his help). Normally it works, but if not, I find that he only makes ALOT of noise when he's pirched on something higher than the ground. Keep him at ground level and see if that does anything. They aren't very active at night, so the darker it is, the better. ;-) Any other tips, please email me!

p.s. We don't have any hens. I hear it makes the quieter if you do. True? I'd like to know!


Daydreamer    Posted 10-31-2007 at 14:13:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 17 Hens and 2 Roosters. The bigger rooster crows no matter what time of day it is. But at night (dark) he's quiet. He starts in the morning when he can SEE me through the kitchen window. He has no schedule to crowing. I haven't found any rhyme or reason to his crowing. But no, the hens don't make him quieter. It just gives him something to crow for!


Jacki    Posted 08-28-2006 at 05:16:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 4 roosters and 7 hens. 3 of the roosters are nice and quiet (barred rocks). The other 1 (a Wyandotte) starts crowing WAY before sunrise.
Can't seem to shut him up!


david spreadborough    Posted 06-29-2005 at 11:37:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
how do i stop a cockrel from crowing because there is a thing you can do to them to stop them crowing and i want to know how to do it please tell me i want to know before they get to that age when they crow.


Kathleen Osullivan    Posted 02-13-2006 at 15:06:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi my name is kathleen, I have the same problem.. I live in the suburbs and have been told by council a while ago to get rid of one rooster I had because neighbours complained.. unfortunately I was only able to buy two unsexed bantam chickens which I thought looked female? Hard to tell when still fluffy chicks.. Anyway the vet told me you can remove the voice box, but it is illegal and cruel, so they won't do it... Only other way they could suggest was to stop them seeing the sun come up, cover up coop till suitable time so they can't see sun come up.. I hope this works for me, as kids do not want to give up thier rooster again... doesn't matter as much if crow in day, I think it just pisses neighbours off if crow too early in morning....


Ken Mackiewicz    Posted 06-30-2004 at 13:32:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What would make a rooster stop crowing? I have a rooster and two hens and he was crowing all the time which I liked. All of a sudden he quit. Any suggestions out there?


patrick    Posted 11-04-2006 at 16:01:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you want to switch with mine?
He sings early morning and mid afternoon.
I want to find out how to stop him!


lane    Posted 03-07-2004 at 14:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don`t know if this a fact but they say that roosters crow to affend off other roosters like male dogs pee everywhere. Its a territorial thing.

bye!hope it helps!


MOBS    Posted 09-22-2006 at 23:35:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My family has a roosters which wont shutup!! they crow at midnight some nights and on a normal basis will start at 4am!! unfortunatly the 4 of them live right outside my window which makes it even worse!! HOPE that someone out there knows how we can stop them crowing!


Badger    Posted 08-21-2003 at 11:23:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have heard that the most effective way to stop a rooster from crowing is to apply a liberal amount of vaseline or grease to the bird's posterior which will inhibit the muscles to form a seal. As you know, all birds must clench their sphincter muscles in order to create sound - therefore the application of grease will make this impossible for the rooster. Check it out. Good luck. Cock-a-doodle-do to you.


Les...fortunate    Posted 01-07-2003 at 18:01:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might as well try to get a horse to stop producing meadow muffins.


Cindi    Posted 01-07-2003 at 17:36:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many hens do you have? It may improve if you increase the size of his harem.


if there are other roosters close by...    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:30:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...he might just be competeing with them to draw hens. Lynch


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:23:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Never had that problem, but if I did I would be gettin me a new rooster. I am VERY particular about my roosters. Each one that I use has to be introduced to my Border Collie or when he starts jumpin the hens he gets killed(my dog protects my hens, it just takes a minute or 2 to hold the rooster up to my dog and tell her it's ok). To me a rooster is a very serious thing. I breed my chickens for different things and need to change roosters now and again. In short...I would be eating your rooster tonite for DINNER. Lynch


The only other thing to do...    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:26:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...is cut his tongue out. He will still crow but it will sound like he has lost his voice and is whispering. So...I'd still eat him or sell him. Lynch


Let the Vet do it.    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:49:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if you chose to silence him with a tongue-ectomy. Lynch


bill b va    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:13:56       [Reply]  [No Email]

if you were in his position wouldn't you be crowing too ?


How old is the bird??    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:12:44       [Reply]  [No Email]



Jim    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:19:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Eddie the rooster will be Two in May.


Young roosters...    Posted 01-07-2003 at 16:59:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
tend to try out their vocal cords nonstop.
Patria


Honeybuns    Posted 09-19-2006 at 17:08:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My rooster quit crowing and I am concerned about him. He stopped when I was away for three days which was five days ago. Please someone tell me if he is sick. He crowed from sunrise to sunset and we loved it. Thanks


Interstate    Posted 08-12-2008 at 09:33:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My rooster, Interstate, crowed at approx. 6 am and again before dusk. He is in a cage and has a roost. Now he has stopped crowing and I too am worried about him. We enjoyed his crowing. What happened to your rooster?


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