beautiful bird for breeding but EXCESSIVE CROWING!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Natalijaasbj, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hI!
    Not sure it is a right thread but I will start here.
    I am thinking about self-sufficient flock of Marans, meaning, so the roosters reproduce the chicks, and not buying new chicks every year.
    I have a BEAUTIFUL Maran lead rooster.... Black Copper Maran. I really want an offspring from him. But he crows exxcesively lately. Neighbours feel it is too much too.
    So I think he is going through adolescent faze. Is it possible he grows out of it. Becasue it is exxcessive a bit even for me. I have another roosters, they are not so loud crowers, but again, they are not od the same beauty as this one.
    For now I put him in the garage for awhile. I really hope he settles down
    But how long do I wait?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Rooster are individuals. If he's the dominant rooster he's really going to let the world know about it. If you get rid of him because of crowing, then another rooster is going to assume the role of Master Crower, and you will still have the crowing.
     
  3. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for quick reply. I tried to put him in the garage for a while today. It became so unusually quiet. I still hope that he is just too hormonal right now. The neighbours are okey with typical morning crow, butthey feel he is too much during the day, and I hear them[​IMG]
    Any more advice on what to do about it?
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never had a rooster that just crowed in the morning, though some crow more than others. The others are correct also, that if you get rid of him the next in line will step up & may or may not crow as much. Hens & roosters make noise, so only you can decide if it's worth it. I found over the years that I noticed the crowing less & less. I just kinda got used to it. If your roosters are legal, it's up to you, not your neighbors. Do any of them have barking dogs??
     
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The most dominant rooster is typically the loudest and most frequent crower. Having only one rooster helps. Sometimes they do grow out of it, but only if they don't have competition.

    I remember when I bought this pair of Bantams. The male was the only one I had. Only crowed about 5 times when I went out in the morning. Then the neighbor got a new Bantam rooster. They started having crow offs. Then the new neighbor rooster started flying over the fence and antagonizing my rooster! Mine took off for the coop and I had to scare the other one off. LOL Mine was a wimp. But every time one would crow, the other would too.

    Back when I had a collection of roosters, only the one in charge crowed a lot. The others were told to shut up by him if they got around to crowing too much. He'd find them and kick their butts. Some of the boys never crowed at all, too afraid I guess.

    Sometimes the quietest roosters are the ones who have no one responding, and they feel secure with minimal crowing. They definitely crow more often with other males within ear shot.
     
  6. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for your help!
    Cindy, we ARE allowed to have roosters BUT if the neighbours complain about the rooster or dog, the authorities send the warning. Then if it does stop they can have a talk and even fine me. It is not that. The nighbour was friendly. He came to me, he said he won't go to complain but said it nicely - it's okey in the morning, but when he crows too much during the day, it is not fun, I do not want to be a nasty neighbor I understand how irritating it can be. Also we DO have barking dogs, but they bark so much, and then the nighbours take them away and so on. But my rooster crowed too much yesterday, I agree.
    I will think about all that, may be I will just keep one rooster.
    although I had plans to breed Maran and Orpingtons(I do have one beautidul Lavender Orpie rooster). But may be it is not a good idea, because we do not have a farm, but live in suburbs, too close to neighbors.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  7. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mandelyn!
    Thank you personally for your response. It is very helpful. I will take your advice and try to take measures as I do not be hated by all my neighbours[​IMG]
    Somebody on the Internet told they learn from the dog trainers that when rooster crows too much they spray water on their face to "cool them off". I also will try that today. But I also notice he crows somewhat less when I let them out of the pen to just roam around the property.
    For now I will just put him in the garage if he starts crowing non-stop.
     

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