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I have been raising chickens for about 4-5 years for eggs. So far Ive kept only hens, as my neighbors are fine with that. But I just picked up 8 straight run chicks from tractor supply. Odds are, I will have at least 1 rooster if not more. More than likely I will either get rid of all but one rooster if not all. I heard about a crow collar and that it stops then from crowing. If they crow at all, its no louder than the noise that hens make.

Id appreciate some feedback from people that have tried crow collars. I think it would be cool to have 1 rooster but again, hes gotta keep his mouth shut. Thanks.

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For some it works for some it doesn't, sometimes it rubs their neck the wrong way, sometimes they can get out of it but for the most part they work great.

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I would give your boy the benefit of the doubt, keep all of them until they they start to mature and pick the nicest one, you don't want to be passing on mean genes and give him a chance, mine only crows in the morning from about 6-10 or so and maybe only about 10-15 times during that time but there are some that do crow incessantly.

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There are at least two people on this site that report that they have had roosters die while wearing a no crow collar.

So be very careful......
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There are at least two people on this site that report that they have had roosters die while wearing a no crow collar.

So be very careful......


Its a good chance they will die anyways. Crowing in my area is not an option. My house is spread apart from the neighbors by a hundred feet or more. There has been zero complaints about my chickens and I'm not gonna let a rooster change that.

We are planning on moving about a year from now, maybe less to a house with a few acres at least. Then I can have them crow all they want, I wont care.

In the meantime, Id still like to have one IF I can get it not to crow. Or if he will crow, it should be quiet....

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