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Rooster Crowing
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Jan/Tx    Posted 03-30-2003 at 01:37:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can someone tell me why my rooster starts crowing as early as 3:00 a.m.??

Guest of honor!    Posted 04-03-2003 at 04:11:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make him guest of honor Sunday dinner - problem solved!

DeadCarp    Posted 03-30-2003 at 08:30:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually, there is a cure for that: Like crows, roosters have the mental capacity & are capable of speech but to create a resonant tone, need to have their tongue split for the first 1/2" or so. Before you know it, the aforementioned pesky boid won't be crowing at all hours - he'll be cussing a blue streak! There, now isn't that a lot better? Glad to help :)

DHunter n NOLa    Posted 03-30-2003 at 03:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The question is, is there any way to stop them short of the chopping block?

actually there is!    Posted 03-30-2003 at 04:45:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of my chicken books says that, as a last resort (like if you're keeping chickens in town and the neighbors are complaining) a vet can surgically remove the "voice box" or whatever it is called. Apparently no physical harm done, but I suspect like any surgery it'd be pricey and you might have a hard time finding a vet willing to do it.

Tom A

All for vanity    Posted 07-25-2003 at 06:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm all for the new age approach. I think the plastic surgeons favorite tool would work well here. A litle shot of BOTOX in the larnex, and voila. Silent roosters!!

Edward Carver    Posted 12-04-2003 at 14:16:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 3 Roosters that start at about 3 AM and the Neighbors, about 500 feet away are complaining about it. I would love to know where to get the Little shot of Botox and exactly where to put it. Does the Botox work continuosly? or does it have to be done daily? Is the Botox as expensive as Human drugs? Also, One explination was to split the Tongue like a Crow's but has anyone actually tried this method, and does it work? I really don't want to submit my Roosters to that pain unless it actually works. If it really works, I will do it in a split second, Pain or No Pain, Thank You, Ed C.

Anet    Posted 09-23-2005 at 10:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
so, honestly! What is the answer? My neighbors moved in and now I have to keep the roosters quiet! If someone has a real answer, something I can do myself, I would be grateful. As someone else here said, a little pain for a short time is better than the ax. Anet

Tom A    Posted 03-30-2003 at 03:30:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think that's about normal, mine do the same and always have. They start about 3-ish and get more insistent thru morning until I open the coop to let them out.

I think there's 2 reasons for it: if you spend a lot of time outdoors at night (camping or whatever) you'll notice that it really does begin to get lighter in the east around 3-ish...but you only notice it if you've been out all night. Also, they will crow as a warning when something has alerted them: so sometimes a dog barking (neighbor letting his dog out then??) or car lights driving by shining on the wall of the coop, paperboy throwing the paper nearby or whatever.

besides, it is time to get up at 3, didn't you know that??? :-)
Tom A

Jan/Tx    Posted 03-30-2003 at 13:25:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for all the info.... at least he's normal!!! Besides I'm a City Girl gone Country and I thought maybe something was wrong... but... about getting up a 3'ish!!! I don't know about that LOL Jan

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