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At last! How to stop your rooster crowing - maybe

post #1 of 65
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Thanks to Keara for the link


Hawaiian 'Chicken Eggspert' explains how to stop your rooster from crowing at the bottom of this article.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=6273414


Here are the options in summary


HOW TO KEEP YOUR ROOSTERS QUIET:

-Black out the bird's cage at night

-Put a muzzle and collar on the bird

-Put a hood or a sock with a hole over the bird's head, and cut out space for the beak and nose

-Soundproof your pens

-Lower the ceiling of the coop after the bird gets on his perch for the night


Here are my initial thoughts on the quiet rooster tips

#1 - Our cockerels crow in the middle of the night

#2 - What kind of muzzle would stop a rooster crowing, while allowing him to eat, drink & breathe?

#3 - Are the beak and nose in a different place on Hawaiian chickens, doesn't a hole for one kinda provide a hole for the other?

#4 - I totally misread the last word and thought 'what good would that do ?', then I read it again properly and thought 'How?'. ( 'How?' would be appropriate to my original misinterpretation as well ).

#5 - What? Has this person had Xzibit 'Pimp their coop' and they have hydraulic lifters in the roof of their coop, and gleaming gold alloys on their chicken tractors

I know only one way to stop a rooster crowing, involving a machete, a block of wood and a barbeque.

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post #2 of 65

I actually enjoy hearing my boy crowing every morning. It's a comfort to me.

~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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post #3 of 65
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Originally Posted by MareeZoCool 

I actually enjoy hearing my boy crowing every morning. It's a comfort to me.


Amen!  Our guy is saying, "Another safe night crossing - welcome the new day!"

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post #4 of 65
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I found a 'Chicken Muzzle' picture
Chicken Muzzle

Doesn't look a big ole rooster would be able to scratch that off in a second.

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post #5 of 65

I think stopping a rooster from crowing is a real not smart thing to do.. That is totally redonkulas and bordering inhumane. If you don't want a crowing rooster, don't own a rooster. Simple at that. Cook em up, or give them away, but don't try to keeping them from crowing.

That's like trying to get a hen to quit laying eggs because you don't like eggs... Say WHA?! Bizzare.

post #6 of 65
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Originally Posted by Oven Ready 

Thanks to Keara for the link


Hawaiian 'Chicken Eggspert' explains how to stop your rooster from crowing at the bottom of this article.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=6273414


Here are the options in summary


HOW TO KEEP YOUR ROOSTERS QUIET:

-Black out the bird's cage at night

-Put a muzzle and collar on the bird

-Put a hood or a sock with a hole over the bird's head, and cut out space for the beak and nose

-Soundproof your pens

-Lower the ceiling of the coop after the bird gets on his perch for the night


Here are my initial thoughts on the quiet rooster tips

#1 - Our cockerels crow in the middle of the night

#2 - What kind of muzzle would stop a rooster crowing, while allowing him to eat, drink & breathe?

#3 - Are the beak and nose in a different place on Hawaiian chickens, doesn't a hole for one kinda provide a hole for the other?

#4 - I totally misread the last word and thought 'what good would that do ?', then I read it again properly and thought 'How?'. ( 'How?' would be appropriate to my original misinterpretation as well ).

#5 - What? Has this person had Xzibit 'Pimp their coop' and they have hydraulic lifters in the roof of their coop, and gleaming gold alloys on their chicken tractors

I know only one way to stop a rooster crowing, involving a machete, a block of wood and a barbeque
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yuckyuck

That muzzle thing is just wrong.  I, too, like the sound of Jarhead, my roo, heralding the dawn of a new day.  When he crows throughout the day, I think of him sounding off a 'role call', wanting the hens to check in for a head count.  His occasional crowing doesn't bug me a bit, and the neighbors actually like it, too.  They say that the various animal sounds throughout the day are welcome reminders that there's still a working farm nearby.

So very thankful for life, love and friendship...including my animal friendships.
Breeder of Tibetan Yaks, Katahdin and Dorper sheep, Duroc and Mangalitza pigs, Heritage breeds of chickens and turkeys

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So very thankful for life, love and friendship...including my animal friendships.
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post #7 of 65

I am getting a real kick out of hearing my rooster crow.  He is around 15 weeks old and his crow is a bit weak... I live on 5 acres so I don't think it bothers the neighbors... although if he crows in the middle of the night.. and you can't stand it... then my suggestion would be to give him away to another farmer... they would probably love to have him... if he is big enough and you don't know of anyone who can take him off your hands.. then you know what you must do... hit

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post #8 of 65
Thread Starter 

Don't get me wrong - I don't want to stop my boys crowing, I love it.
Everyone round here has chickens and you can hear them for miles at night, one starts off way to the south and then they all go off one by one until it's 'our' turn and my boys let loose then the neighbors goes and the crowing fades away as more roosters join in to the north side until they are too far away to hear.
The funny thing is no-one ever jumps in early, they all wait. I guess they all know each other by crow as most of them have never met in person (kinda like internet dating maybe).

I just thought the initial article was amusing for it's doubtful methods of stopping a crowing rooster.

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post #9 of 65

I love hearing my two boys.  I actually wake up earlier if for some reason they aren't crowing and have to go out and check on them.

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post #10 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespinningcottage 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MareeZoCool 

I actually enjoy hearing my boy crowing every morning. It's a comfort to me.


Amen!  Our guy is saying, "Another safe night crossing - welcome the new day!"


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