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Is it possible to keep a rooster from crowing? We have the sweetest little cockerel, but we can't have a crowing rooster. He is about 5 weeks old, and is a New Hampshire. Any advice is appreciated (even if it's a 'No, you can't")  :)  Thanks!

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The  only way i read is to put it in a cage where he cant fully extend his neck so therefore stops him crowing but i guess it would be best to do it at night and let him out in the morning thats the only way ive ever heard of doing it.

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The  only way i read is to put it in a cage where he cant fully extend his neck so therefore stops him crowing but i guess it would be best to do it at night and let him out in the morning thats the only way ive ever heard of doing it.

 

 I thought roosters crowed more than once a day? But that sounds like an awesome idea! Thanks :)

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There is no practical way to keep a rooster from crowing. Crowing is their biological "job".  If you cannot keep roosters where you live, you need to make some arrangements.  Tying to keep a rooster in a cramped cage to prevent neck extension and crowing is silliness, and some might say even cruel.

 

 

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Okay, thanks. I dearly love this cockerel, and don't want him to end up as food. I know, I'm too attached :P I will just have to find him another home.

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Okay, thanks. I dearly love this cockerel, and don't want him to end up as food. I know, I'm too attached tongue.png I will just have to find him another home.

It depends on the breed. If the breed is something desirable, you may be able to find him a nice home where he can roam with his girls and live out his life. If it is a mixed rooster, it may be harder to find him a home.. I hope you can though.. smile.png

No way to stop them from crowing. The cage thing is just plain inhumane.

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I also have the sweetest silkie cockerel who has become my lap chicken!  I am not suppose to have cocks in town, but like you, have become very attached to him. I have a large dog cage set up just for him on my enclosed back porch. I take him in before bedtime and then let him out into the yard the next morning with his ladies! If you have any area where you can do something like this try it! He does crow a little during the day but it is better having him sing at 6 a.m. on my porch then in the coop!
 

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It depends on the breed. If the breed is something desirable, you may be able to find him a nice home where he can roam with his girls and live out his life. If it is a mixed rooster, it may be harder to find him a home.. I hope you can though.. smile.png
No way to stop them from crowing. The cage thing is just plain inhumane.

 

 He is a 1-month-old New Hampshire from Mount Healthy Hatchery. Now that I think about the cage, it would be quite mean to him.

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