Any way to stop a LIVE rooster from crowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigdog, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. bigdog

    bigdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this sounds rediculous but I need to find a way to keep my rooster from crowing and would appreciate any ideas. I teach at a middle school with a totally enclosed courtyard. We have 3 hens and 1 rooster. I am trying to have the kids raise and collect their "own" eggs to hatch from "our" chickens but cannot have a rooster that crows.
     
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tape his beak?
    lol i dont know if there is a way =[
    but you may be able to take him away for a week or two because the hens will be fertile for that long.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Make it dinner?!
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no way to stop a rooster from crowing. You can keep in the dark to simulate night, but if he can see any daylight, he will crow.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Have you tried hanging heads of lettuce and other things to help keep him busy? The constant activity in a school is sure to set him off repeatedly. I wish you the best outcome with this school experiment. The kids will never forget it.
     
  6. bigdog

    bigdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all - i enjoyed the responses. I may just have to bring him in for conjugal visits weekends.
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    You will be a very wealthy person if you figure that one out!!
     
  8. Angerbat

    Angerbat New Egg

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    I read that roosters stretch to crow so if you place him in a pen or cage with a short roof he won't be able to stretch and therefore crow.

    Good Luck, my rooster crows 24-7 he use to be hoarse but at about a year old now he is really starting to crow. He crows at any hint of light or sound.
     

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