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can a rooster be taught NOT to crow?

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i'm going to order some chicks in less than 2 weeks!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! but my dad dosn't want a rooster, i do hmm . my dad has a good point though, he dosn't want nieghboors to turn us in, even know i'm allowed to have chickens and roosters. but can i teach a roster NOT to crow? i could run outside and squirt him with a water bottle ever time he crows, has anyone done it before?

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post #2 of 13

No, you can't teach a rooster not to crow.  The water bottle won't work.  o((  sorry.

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It'd be like teaching a chicken not to lay an egg.....!!!!

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post #4 of 13

Only by removing his head.  It's natural chicken behavior.  Some breeds have softer less noticeable crows.

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post #5 of 13

I agree. Roosters crow. It's how they express emotion and exhibit normal behavior.

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post #6 of 13

Order pullets.  idunno

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post #7 of 13

Don't we wish! No, you cannot teach a rooster not to crow. Some breeds crow less than others, but every rooster will crow, just as every hen lays an egg.

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post #8 of 13

If you're allowed chickens and roosters, what would the neighbors be turning you in for? 
Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim and roosters gotta crow. big_smile

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post #9 of 13

caponized roosters don't crow, that's what I have heard anyway

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post #10 of 13

I don't think so...but I have one that crows on command!  I crow...he crows back...it's kinda cute...me and my little bantam roo crowing together...I'm sure the neighbors think I've lost it though!  But I haven't found a way to get him to not crow...

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