Ok, so I had to remove the latest crower (#3 of 12) and the next one started trying out a strangled attempt at a crow in the coop that very night.
I've got this crazy idea that the problem is that I have only sebrights plus one white bird who's even smaller. This, in combination with their talky, chippy (perfect descriptor, Uzi
) nature and the absence of Roos is generating this crowing pattern. I have different kinds of chicks ordered for spring but it will be months before there's any hope of them taking over leadership of the flock. So I thought I might try to find a pair of bigger bantam hens to introduce to the flock now and try to take alpha away from the sebrights. What do you think? I'm worried about what I might be bringing in with a couple adults from a different farm and flock, maybe this is just asking for more trouble?
This is just so frustrating. I've also been reading the threads about the no-crow collars, maybe I'll try one of those on the next one.....