cornish cockerel question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by droopy, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. droopy

    droopy In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    so my town only allows me to have six birds if i have a permit. i never got the permit but followed all the rest of the rules they had.... til now. i'm going to pick up some meat chickens from tsc this sunday and was wondering if the males will start to be noisy before they go to freezer camp? since i'm now going to be illegal i don't want to be very noisy if i can help it, although the one nieghbor that had voiced concern about me getting a rooster has no problem letting her hound howl at all hours of the night so it might be a bit of sweet vengence ha ha. just trying to avoid any trouble by getting a rooster unless they don't crow till after 7-8 weeks thanks for any insight
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    Im my experience they are usually butchered before they find their crow. Good luck!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    They're not the most active of birds anyway, and seem slow-maturing. They're usually gone long before they have any "mature" thoughts.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    By the time my meat birds do start to crow, it is time for butchering.

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