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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    No, you can't teach a rooster not to crow. The water bottle won't work. o(( sorry.
  3. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    It'd be like teaching a chicken not to lay an egg.....!!!!
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Only by removing his head. It's natural chicken behavior. Some breeds have softer less noticeable crows.
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. Roosters crow. It's how they express emotion and exhibit normal behavior.
  6. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Order pullets. [​IMG]
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    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

    Aug 3, 2009
    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

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    Fort Wayne
    caponized roosters don't crow, that's what I have heard anyway
  10. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    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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