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post #1 of 10
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I was just wondering, can you take out a roosters vocal cords?? So they can't sing? I would NEVER do it to any of my rooster but I was just wondering.. thumbsup
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post #2 of 10

You might be able to do it with surgery, but that would be very expensive and the bird might not make it through the surgery. hu but idk if that is even possible.

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post #3 of 10

It is called decrowing.  It is very painful for the rooster, and a very risky surgery. But it is possible! smile

post #4 of 10

Hm, my neighbor did something to her dogs voice box so it can't bark. I think that's cruel, but it's not my dog. hu

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post #5 of 10

Roosters, like other birds, don't have vocal cords. They make sounds by passing air through their syrinx, which is a tube-like structure in their throats. 

For the person who posted about a successful "decrowing" of a rooster, do you have any supporting links or references for that? I'm afraid that's one of those urban legends.

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Hm, my neighbor did something to her dogs voice box so it can't bark. I think that's cruel, but it's not my dog. hu


Not to hijack the thread, but I had to respond to this comment.  HUMANE de-barking does not involve the removal of any "voice box," but is a light [medical]  shaving of the vocal cords to lower the register of the barking to a raspy sound.  The dog can still bark, but the sound is much less noisy.  Also, if the dog is not kept from barking for the first few weeks after the procedure, there can be scar tissue that builds and the "bark" may come back. 

I have had this procedure done to two dogs.  My vet will only perform it for four breeds KNOWN for excessive barking, and dachshunds are one of those breeds.  Nowadays, neighborhood houses are much closer, and certain breeds just bark and bark - it's in their breeding.  Well, someone poisoned one of my doxies (luckily we saved him) and the vet suggested de-barking him.  I was horrified until she explained the procedure.  It was far less cruel than risking either of them being poisoned (again).  Because my second doxie was de-barked at the same time he was neutered, he was very young (4 months old) and HIS bark returned because his vocal cords were still growing.  He had the procedure repeated later.  He still barks, but it's not the shrill yappy dachshund bark, but a husky sound.

Anyway, back to the original topic.  Sorry for the interruption!

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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by bock 

Hm, my neighbor did something to her dogs voice box so it can't bark. I think that's cruel, but it's not my dog. hu


Not to hijack the thread, but I had to respond to this comment.  HUMANE de-barking does not involve the removal of any "voice box," but is a light [medical]  shaving of the vocal cords to lower the register of the barking to a raspy sound.  The dog can still bark, but the sound is much less noisy.  Also, if the dog is not kept from barking for the first few weeks after the procedure, there can be scar tissue that builds and the "bark" may come back. 

I have had this procedure done to two dogs.  My vet will only perform it for four breeds KNOWN for excessive barking, and dachshunds are one of those breeds.  Nowadays, neighborhood houses are much closer, and certain breeds just bark and bark - it's in their breeding.  Well, someone poisoned one of my doxies (luckily we saved him) and the vet suggested de-barking him.  I was horrified until she explained the procedure.  It was far less cruel than risking either of them being poisoned (again).  Because my second doxie was de-barked at the same time he was neutered, he was very young (4 months old) and HIS bark returned because his vocal cords were still growing.  He had the procedure repeated later.  He still barks, but it's not the shrill yappy dachshund bark, but a husky sound.

Anyway, back to the original topic.  Sorry for the interruption!


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post #8 of 10
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D Oh, thanks everybody! I was just ALWAYS wondering that question! D
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post #9 of 10

I've decrowed a few roosters in my day. Although the surgeries were successful the patients always died. lol

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Originally Posted by bock 

Hm, my neighbor did something to her dogs voice box so it can't bark. I think that's cruel, but it's not my dog. hu


I have to agree with you..

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