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Can I stop a rooster from crowing???

post #1 of 19
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I've just learnt my 7 month old Silkie is in fact a he and not a she and is telling everyone about it from 4am until well after 10am (what happened to the 'at sunrise' theory?)

Unfortunately I cannot have roosters where I live so unless I can get the crowing under control  Mr Frizzle has to go!

He is now sitting on my lap while I'm typing this at 9:30 in the morning crowing his little heart out, bless him!

I read on this forum once that they need to stretch to crow so last night he slept in the cat carry cage in the laundry but still crowed. Based on this theory how high should the box be without being too small?

It still wouldn't solve the issue with the time.  Is he crowing at the wrong time because he has just figured out he can so he is doing it all the time because he likes the sound of his own voice or is the sunrise crow just a myth?

I have decided to never again get babies because this is the 2nd one I've loved and discovered to be a rooster and it's just too heartbreaking to give them away sad

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post #2 of 19

You can't keep them from crowing.  It is their nature.  Sorry if you have to give them up, but he is what he is.

post #3 of 19

He starts at 4:00 because his family is from 1572 miles EAST. wink
If you wnat him to crow yesterday at noon, send him to Japan. tongue

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post #4 of 19

No matter how small the box is he will crow, Sorry.

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post #5 of 19

True.  Space does not matter.  Plus, if it is his nature, then why not give him to someone who will let him be a rooster?  I know you will miss him, but it is better for him.

post #6 of 19
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Thanks all,

Sadly he's off to our friends farm this afternoon sad

Thought it was worth asking... 

Next time I'll just get full grown chooks then there will be no doubt.  I'll miss out on watching them grow up but it's better than watching them go live elsewhere 7 months later.

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post #7 of 19

I am wondering the same thing....I have deduced that the only way to stop the crow is to remove the head. Or send him away. My BR is okay, but my Mottled Houdan has the shrillest carry-on-the-wind crow I've ever heard. He may be stew before long....

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post #8 of 19

If you turn him into a capon, I believe he will stop crowing.

post #9 of 19

Interesting ...my Sizzle has a very mellow crow ..and my little mystery, Silkie ..she, we hope ...s/he crows, but it sounds more like the "hoot" of an Owl to me. It's very low and she barely ever does it ..hence the mystery status.

I like the sound of their crows ..and it can't be heard outside the house. It's barely audible when they are in the run in the backyard, even.

The Faverolle roo is a totally different story  tongue

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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by panner123 

If you turn him into a capon, I believe he will stop crowing.


It may or may not, but it's probably too late to do it and have the bird live though it. It would make for one pretty sappy rooster too once you take the hormones away.  Good thing you were able to find him a new home!

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