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post #71 of 77
This may be a dumb questions but did you include food and water in the box? I feel bad leaving him locked in a box with no access to food/water but if that's the norm I'll take your word for it
post #72 of 77
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I have no idea what 'the norm' is hahaha

 

We didn't put anything in the box. We would leave him to go to bed with the girls so he had his fill of food and drink before roosting, then we would pick him up and put him in the box. There he would stay until about 7:30am and 8am on weekends.

 

He never went straight for food or water when we let him out, he would almost always run straight to the gate and wait to be let in with the girls, find one, mate her, crow then strut around for a while before he went for food or water, so we figured he was doing just fine without it.

 

Also, it was pitch black in there, so he would not be able to see it even if it was in there.

post #73 of 77

Any chance you've done decibel reading of how with and without the soundproof box? I'm interested to hear just how effective this is given that I need to house two rooster this way myself.

Boyfriends: Steven and Michael

Fur-babies: Otto(Jack Russel X corgi) and Shadow(Border Collie)

Layers: Easter Eggers(Hawk, Mary-Kate, Kip & Lilo), DBL Barnevenlder(Katie)

Bantams: Blue Cochin(Daisy Mae), WC Black Polish(Tillie), Fawn OEGB(Sansa), BBR frizzle OEGB(Locke Meier), Silkie(Didi), MF belgian bantams(Bento & Bonsai), MF project cochin(Georgie)

RIP: Dixon(MF Cochin) and Friese(silkie)

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Boyfriends: Steven and Michael

Fur-babies: Otto(Jack Russel X corgi) and Shadow(Border Collie)

Layers: Easter Eggers(Hawk, Mary-Kate, Kip & Lilo), DBL Barnevenlder(Katie)

Bantams: Blue Cochin(Daisy Mae), WC Black Polish(Tillie), Fawn OEGB(Sansa), BBR frizzle OEGB(Locke Meier), Silkie(Didi), MF belgian bantams(Bento & Bonsai), MF project cochin(Georgie)

RIP: Dixon(MF Cochin) and Friese(silkie)

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post #74 of 77

I don't know how much Ben's box takes down the noise, but even a normal, properly insulated coop will bring down the sound quite a lot. At least for us, it made the difference between waking up to the crowing and sleeping through it with an open window. Our coop is about 20 feet outside our bedroom, around a corner.

post #75 of 77
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Hi,

 

I have not done a proper reading. I tried some test with my phone but it was not very accurate at all.

 

The box has worked well for us every time. Standing near the box you can hear him crow, can't hear him from inside the house, even with the back door open.

 

It was great to solve the early crowing issue, but it was the on going daily crowing that seemed to ever increase that was wearing a bit thin.

 

I have kept roo's in it for mini breeding programs and until I can sell them, but have not kept a mature roo longer than a few months, always due to daytime noise, not early morning noise.

post #76 of 77

old threa i know but im in need of something the same soonish? im looking for panels just wondered roughly how much i would need to makem one the same?  m /squared if ya could?

post #77 of 77

I found most Bielefelder roosters are quiet. 

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