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  1. JaneBrook

    Bird Flu (UK): Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

    Thanks for posting this @Fur-N-Fowl :thumbsup Caught it in the news myself & came on here to see what can be done & whether a vacation is available but it looks like there isn’t any vaccine for H5 (LPAI) My question is can we past flu into birds? As I’m pretty sure birds can pass it onto us...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    :lau:lau I’m not sure my carpentry skills are up to a post on BYC but I will take photos & possibly share if it looks the part :lau
  3. JaneBrook

    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    VERY IMPRESSED @BDutch - I’m going to give this a go - like the idea of the drainpipes for ventilation :thumbsup
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Firstly I genuinely want to thank each & every one of you for you input, advice, stories & help... I spent days insulating/sound proofing a smaller coop & managed to muffle his early morning crows that were causing the problems. Poach also seems happy enough to put himself to bed each night with...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Bottom line if I can’t find away of curbing his crow humanly with as little stress as possibly I will need to find him a new home although that’s easier said than done as nobody wants cockerels… I have two dogs & although they do bark I don’t let them bark at antisocial times etc & have read...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Arh interesting from what people are saying on here I thought they were just cruel but I’m at home all day with my chickens & could monitor him in much the same way you have - did it stress them out? Or did they adjust quickly?
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Yeh I was silly to start the thread in many ways but there a lot of knowledge on this site & I thought I might be able to tap into it… As far as I know you can keep chickens & roosters where I live but the local council can issue you ‘noise abatement order’ if a neighbor goes to the council &...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Hey… it’s the northern most area of the county of Kent in the UK about 40 miles from London - it’s roughly 11miles long & 8 miles across… Lived here about 15yrs & love it x
  9. JaneBrook

    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Thanks for the info - looks like collars are a no no & cruel… Going to try insulating/sound proofing because as long as I can quiet him down until 7’ish there won’t be a problem, thanks again for the advice x
  10. JaneBrook

    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    That’s ok & I may well have too try that route but at the moment I’m hoping to find a solution that doesn’t cause him any cruelty or stress so he can continue with his happy life here with me…
  11. JaneBrook

    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    I have just spent 3hrs insulating the coop for sound & lining it to block the light - let’s hope that works… Many years ago I hatched a cockerel & spent weeks trying to find it a good home but nobody wants them & all I’m trying to do is find a way of saving its life! As you are probably aware...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    I agree with every word & in many ways sorry I started this thread especially if it’s upsetting people - to me the sound of a cockerel crowing reminds me of my childhood on the farm but one neighbor has let it be known he will throttle it if it gets any louder & I was hoping there may be...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Yeh I get that a cockerel crows & live in a semi rural location- the reason I have a cockerel is a long story but one of my hens (Molly) went so broody she almost died & after trying everything someone on here suggested I let her hatch one to break the bloodiness - I found a breeder of champ...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Aww thank you what a great post!!!!! Full of great ideas & advice… I’m going out now to insulate the coop & like you hand raised him - he rarely crows through the day, once if ever although he’s only 3 months & I fear still maturing his vocal cords… He’s a Legbar & such a pretty chap & friendly...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    In the UK we have something called a ‘noise abatement order’ which the local council issue - I haven’t received one but it’s possible in the future… I’m so tempted to try a ‘crow collar’ but as the second person on this thread to tell me how cruel they are I’m going to have to give that a miss…...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    The freezer just isn’t an option for me - it just baffles me that in this day n age there isn’t anything that a vet can do to reduce the sound or stop the crow…
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Ok just called 3 vets - 1st didn’t treat birds the 2nd explained it’s unethical as the testicles are surrounded by blood vessels & very high inside the cockerels body & the 3rd said there is an implant that lasts 2/3 months at a cost of £200.... I remember my grandfather piercing the air sack...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    :barnieOh gosh, after raising him from a chick & being a vegan adding him to pastry just isn’t an option for me but I hear what you’re saying & in many ways youre right!
  19. JaneBrook

    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Aww thanks for your input/advice I did wonder about the collars but got confused as some reviews read ok although the concept of restriction without damage just didn’t seem feasible… I’ve already been warned from my neighbors that he’ll come strangle him I’m hoping in gest! Going to call the...
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    Rooster/cockerel starting to crow- who’s used a ‘collar’?

    Hi everyone- need advice about my cockerel ‘Poach’ Has anyone used a no crow collar? What’s your experiences with caponising? Or do any of you have any advice about how to stop a rooster crowing {loudly} or at least quietening him down? Can anyone share their experiences…
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