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post #21 of 27

There is a procedure that uses a hot wire to cauterize his vocal cords.  He will still attempt to crow but little or sound comes out.  The most dangerous part is putting him to sleep so that he remains motionless while this is being done. 

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #22 of 27
I bought a De crowed rooster that had surgery. Didn't have him for too long n he had to be euthanised due to so much tough scar tissue blocking his airway
post #23 of 27

I live in the city in between two apartment buildings and Its also illegal to have roosters due to the noise ordinance. I was doing some searches on how to keep them quiet and found a video on the NoCrow. So I ran to Home Depot and bought some velcro used for TV cables, this works best because its double sided. It works great! they freak out at first but eventually get use to it. I have seven game roosters and they stay pretty quiet. Five have the no crow and my two show roosters I keep in a soundproof coop I made. I open the doors to that around  8am weekdays and 10am on the weekends. the only downfall to the velcro is they start to lose a few feathers around their neck. and to the soundproof coop is it is costly. Hope this helps.

post #24 of 27
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I live in the city in between two apartment buildings and Its also illegal to have roosters due to the noise ordinance. I was doing some searches on how to keep them quiet and found a video on the NoCrow. So I ran to Home Depot and bought some velcro used for TV cables, this works best because its double sided. It works great! they freak out at first but eventually get use to it. I have seven game roosters and they stay pretty quiet. Five have the no crow and my two show roosters I keep in a soundproof coop I made. I open the doors to that around  8am weekdays and 10am on the weekends. the only downfall to the velcro is they start to lose a few feathers around their neck. and to the soundproof coop is it is costly. Hope this helps.
We actually have 2 no crow collars. Sadly didn't work
post #25 of 27

This is all seems like nobody really knows what they are talking about.

1. Neighbors hate roosters more often than they say

2. Crowing is contagious.  With moonlight they crow all night

3. When they fight, they sometimes injure the voice box on their own and greatly reduce the noise.

 

There must be a way.  I wish I didn't have to slaughter most of my roosters and could keep them for breeding but the noise gets out of control too fast

post #26 of 27
Don't keep roosters unless you can let them be roosters.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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