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can a rooster be taught NOT to crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenrandomness, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. i'm going to order some chicks in less than 2 weeks!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! but my dad dosn't want a rooster, i do [​IMG] . my dad has a good point though, he dosn't want nieghboors to turn us in, even know i'm allowed to have chickens and roosters. but can i teach a roster NOT to crow? i could run outside and squirt him with a water bottle ever time he crows, has anyone done it before?
     

  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

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    No, you can't teach a rooster not to crow. The water bottle won't work. o(( sorry.
     
  3. allmypeeps

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    It'd be like teaching a chicken not to lay an egg.....!!!!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only by removing his head. It's natural chicken behavior. Some breeds have softer less noticeable crows.
     
  5. I agree. Roosters crow. It's how they express emotion and exhibit normal behavior.
     
  6. Chickenmaven

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    Order pullets. [​IMG]
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Don't we wish! No, you cannot teach a rooster not to crow. Some breeds crow less than others, but every rooster will crow, just as every hen lays an egg.
     

  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If you're allowed chickens and roosters, what would the neighbors be turning you in for?
    Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim and roosters gotta crow. [​IMG]
     
  9. jeb251

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    caponized roosters don't crow, that's what I have heard anyway
     
  10. EggsForIHOP

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    I don't think so...but I have one that crows on command! I crow...he crows back...it's kinda cute...me and my little bantam roo crowing together...I'm sure the neighbors think I've lost it though! But I haven't found a way to get him to not crow...
     

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