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post #11 of 17
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You know what?  There is a farmer in Oregon that has done this since his boyhood.  Can you imagine that I am about to buy tickets and go to Newberg OR to have him teach me how to perform this?  Anyone need a hen from Newberg?  ;)  smile.png

 

It's that important that the roo gets the best chance and the less discomfort. 

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It's that important that the roo gets the best chance and the less discomfort. 
hugs.gif (That's really about all I have to say about that.)

Oh... hey... about the crowing all day... I think, maybe, if it's after whatever might be considered a decent hour, it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Depending on the native birds in the area, they'll sound much louder to the neighbors, the crowing will blend. That might be only my opinion though, lol.

I happened, by chance, to be outside around 7:30 one morning several days ago and heard, very faintly, a Roo in the wind. I've been going out every morning to listen, I know he must be near, but the Mockingbirds and Bluejays are far too loud for the sound to be clear.
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"Some people think that if they go too far they'll never get back to where the rest of them are.
I might be crazy but there's one thing I know... you might be surprised at what you find when you go!"
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post #13 of 17
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Your information is not entirely correct.  According to a plethora of research you might reconsider.?

 

In caponisation, the surgical castration of male chickens, the testes of the male chicken are completely removed. As a result, the cockerel fails to develop secondary male characteristics or tends to lose them if they were already developed. Capons are usually quiet and docile, lacking a cockerel’s disposition to fight. Caponised cockerels lack the characteristics associated with sexually mature rooster (MAST et al., 1981). The comb and wattles cease their growth after castration, so the head of a capon appears to be small. The hackle, tail and saddle feathers grow, however, unusually long (ANONYMUS, 1948). Testes removal eliminates production of male sex hormones and thusly reduces the male sex instinct and changes their behaviour (ANDREW, 1972; ANDREW and JONES, 1992).

 

Thanks anyway caf.gif


 


Yeah they won't crow or develop their sex feathers(hackles saddle and sickles) or the big ol glorious combs and wattles they will look more like a long legged over grown female of the same variety/breed. as they will have no testosterone in their system therefore the estrogen will dominate their appearance.

Jeff

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
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You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
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post #14 of 17
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I agree with you Dia'  And the Magpies are horrible here also.  They can EAT baby chicks besides cackling all day long but you know how some people are,... if ya Ain't supposed to have it... they need to "One Up Ya" every time. wink.png
 

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Yeah they won't crow or develop their sex feathers(hackles saddle and sickles) or the big ol glorious combs and wattles they will look more like a long legged over grown female of the same variety/breed. as they will have no testosterone in their system therefore the estrogen will dominate their appearance.

Jeff

 

Yeah that sucks... and I wonder if they will start watching Oprah?  hmmmmm? 

post #16 of 17

There is a book sold by Murray McMurray Hatchery that covers caponizing.  You should check it out, it costs 10.00,and you can find it on www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

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I don't raise meat birds & have never heard of this. It makes them fatter it says. Uh, guess it would he wouldn't be chasing the girls around LOL!!


yes it makes them fatter and it is done on dual purpose breeds both my parents lived on farms growing up (dad was born in 33 and mom in 42) and it was common practice at that time to either caponizeing them either by surgical measures or by pills until the government pulled the pills due to side effects it passed on to those who consumed the meat. the roosters if done at a young age where larger and more docile and produced juicer more tender meat. compare it to castrated bulls what we call steers and that is where most of our beef supply comes from....

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