Are crow collars safe?

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  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there everyone! I have heard good and bad things about crow collars and I am probably going to get some Ayam Cemani's this summer but I don't want my roo's crowing! So my mom said that we should put CC on our roo's but I first wanted to make sure their safe.


    Thanks!
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crow collars, at least those from nocrowroostercollars.com, are safe. All they do is prevent the rooster from taking a very deep breath to be able to crow. You can read about them on the website. Ayam Cemanis! That is so cool! Where are you getting them from?
     
  3. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm hoping to get them this summer from @Cali Farms .

    Thanks for telling me!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Any crow collar can be deadly......they need to be used with great care and a good deal of monitoring/observation.

    Anything that impedes an animals ability to breath and eat is something to avoid IMO.
     
  5. chicken4prez

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    So I should use a CC or not?
     
  6. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Used correctly, they're safe. They just prevent enough air from traveling through the vocal cords to crow. They can breathe fine, eat fine, and make all other sounds when put on right.

    It's better than the fate of culling that the vast majority of roosters face.
     
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  8. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think a crow collar impedes a rooster's ability to eat. Although I would agree that proper fitting of the collar and observing the rooster with the collar is important.
    Definitely would agree. Correct use is what determines the safety of many devices.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It compresses their throat, reducing it's size....might not totally prevent eating and breathing, but still.
    Just my opinion, won't debate it further.
     
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  10. chicken4prez

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    Thanks everyone![​IMG]
     

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