Castrated Roos...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spydrworks, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks In the Brooder

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    Are they noisy too?

    Just curious. Thanks.
     

  2. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

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    They can do that??!!
     
  3. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks In the Brooder

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    Yes they can!!...LOL!! I just don't remember if it keeps them from crowing or not.
     
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  4. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    It depends on when you do it. If as rooster is castrated (caponized) before he starts crowing he will probably never do it, but if he is caponized after he has already crowed it is likely he will continue crow. I'd like to convince you not to caponize, its very dangerous and expensive if you want it done correctly. There was just post about it and how the rooster bled to death. So sad.
     

  5. That'd be me!! If they are young and it is done , they won't crow. My rooster was about 5 months and the vet said he would continue to crow. Don't get them done at a late age, no matter how attached you are to him. The testes are along his back and very close to a major blood vessel, which if nicked can be hard to stop the bleeding. I knew the risks, but went ahead anyway. I thought it wouldn't happen, but it did. I know that some farmers do it themselves and Sears used to sell a kit. The instructions say to practice on a dead bird first. But, just don't do what I did. Merry
     
  6. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks In the Brooder

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    Don't worry. I don't have any roos. Just a single lone hen. Was just curious about it. Thanks for the info. I might get a roo after I move. As for now...it's just Chickie and I until a new hen arrives in July.
     
  7. Henriettahen

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    wow I had no clue u could even do that to a bird...wierd
     
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  8. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    A roosters' testes are inside their bodies. That is why it is difficult to caponize them. Not recommened unless absolute necessary.
     
  9. GoPups

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    I had three capons at one point and they were all very sweet birds, but they all crowed. The surgery is risky and expensive to do unless it's done at a very early age.
     

  10. chelsiemom

    chelsiemom Chirping

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    Sorry you lost your guy...Kudos for trying.
     

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