Crow no mo'?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SC_Hugh, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine told me that if a rooster can not extend his neck, then he can't crow. So, I have an idea to build a rooster nighttime cage that will be roomy, just not tall enough for Little Ricky to get full neck extension to bust out his crow before he is let out in the morning.

    Little Ricky is a very large standard Cochin, so I am planning a first design of 18" tall.

    Has anyone else tried this? Good idea? Will Ricky still crow?

    Thanks,

    Hugh
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    If you don't want a rooster to exhibit natural behaviour, it's probably kinder not to have one.
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the post above.

    Roo's can stretch sideways too. Some breeds crow earlier than others. If it is still dark most roosters won't crow.
     
  4. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just an idea, I don't want to be cruel.

    Chickens are hunkered down all night on the roost anyway.

    --Hugh
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Hey, if it works let me know!! I don't think that it is being cruel.
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I hear roosters crow at all times of the day and night, light or dark.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I had one that crowed at the moon coming though the skylight in the coop!
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:I completely agree.
     
  9. MAllen

    MAllen Get In The Game

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    Quote:Would you guys extend that notion to game roosters as well??
     
  10. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are only worried about him crowing at night or early morning why don't you just build him a "cock box"? Insulate it like crazy and let him crow his heart out. That is what I did. Its a reagular sized 3x3x3 box. He's got food, water and a little roost. I have my roo's box in the garage. The box is insulated and the garage is insulated too. My neighbors are only aware of my rooster because he will crow during the day. That doesn't really bother them because they are all at work.
     

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