Chuckkeeper

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Hi
This chap has been sexed in the gender forum. Unfortunately the majority thinks he's a roo :(
He's now 13 weeks. When can I expect a crow?
He's a pekin bantam, and if he's too loud, he'll need a new home :(
Has anyone here tried crowing collars? Are these worrying in terms of health or welfare?
Thanks

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this is simply my opinion but I don't think it is right to not let them crow it is natural for them. It is like using a no bark collar on a dog. Also, I have read that crow collars can be dangerous even if you use them right and has killed roosters before. you can find some threads about crow collars killing roos on back yard chickens. They also don't always work and usually only cut the noise in half, sometimes they do work but I say again I don't think it is right even if it doesn't end up hurting them.
 

Chuckkeeper

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this is simply my opinion but I don't think it is right to not let them crow it is natural for them. It is like using a no bark collar on a dog. Also, I have read that crow collars can be dangerous even if you use them right and has killed roosters before. you can find some threads about crow collars killing roos on back yard chickens. They also don't always work and usually only cut the noise in half, sometimes they do work but I say again I don't think it is right even if it doesn't end up hurting them.
Thank you. That's very helpful โค
 
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Thank you. That's very helpful โค
your welcome just wanted to make sure that your roo stays safe and happy. if he does end up crowing a lot there are natural ways to stop him from crowing so much [nothing can really stop them from crowing completly] you can find info about that on backyard chickens and google. :thumbsup
 

Chuckkeeper

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your welcome just wanted to make sure that your roo stays safe and happy. if he does end up crowing a lot there are natural ways to stop him from crowing so much [nothing can really stop them from crowing completly] you can find info about that on backyard chickens and google. :thumbsup
Me too. I've read about darkening the house and leaving food in there. I'd be so sad to give him up (and that's assuming I could find him a home). The next alternative would be even worse!
 

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My little bantams crows are not nearly as loud as my Rhode Island Red roosters crow is. His is like a deep bass crow that the neighbors can definitely hear. My little cochins are quieter by far but still make themselves heard. I don't know how close your neighbors are, but I can't see it really bothering them. But then, I have guineas and simply love listening to their big mouths ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
 

Chuckkeeper

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My little bantams crows are not nearly as loud as my Rhode Island Red roosters crow is. His is like a deep bass crow that the neighbors can definitely hear. My little cochins are quieter by far but still make themselves heard. I don't know how close your neighbors are, but I can't see it really bothering them. But then, I have guineas and simply love listening to their big mouths ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
Great news and very helpful indeed :) I am lucky that my RIR is a pullet and it was the bantam that turned out to be a roo (and the only one out of my 8 birds; still fingers crossed but the BY community seem fairly sure the rest are pulls). They're about 80ft I think.
 

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I tried Velcro crow collars. I didn't think it's comfortable or fair to him. In the evening his crop was so stuffed it got in the way and the the morning his crop was empty and the Velcro was too loose. Maybe some people's roosters have longer necks. It didn't want to work. He also had so many feathers it's hard to get it on
 
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Me too. I've read about darkening the house and leaving food in there. I'd be so sad to give him up (and that's assuming I could find him a home). The next alternative would be even worse!
If you do end up trying to find him a new home you can post on the buy sell trade forum of backyard chickens and yes not every rooster finds a new home but a lot do! I posted my roo
[which I really didn't want to give away because I was so fond of him but had too] on backyard chicken and Facebook and found him a nice home in a a week!๐Ÿ™‚
 

Chuckkeeper

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My little bantams crows are not nearly as loud as my Rhode Island Red roosters crow is. His is like a deep bass crow that the neighbors can definitely hear. My little cochins are quieter by far but still make themselves heard. I don't know how close your neighbors are, but I can't see it really bothering them. But then, I have guineas and simply love listening to their big mouths ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
Here's my 8. Hopefully just one roo!
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