Crowing rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joey2456, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. joey2456

    joey2456 In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2013
    Hello I have a New Hampshire red and easter egger rooster and 1 of them started to crow. I can only keep 1 rooster so is there a way to stop them from crowing as much or will one breed crow quieter than the other
  2. There isn't a way to keep them from crowing. I have two buff orpington roosters and a rhode island red rooster and the buff's are much more boisterous than the red, but he still crows. You might end up having to re-home one of them if you can only get one. Sorry :-(
  3. joey2456

    joey2456 In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2013
    Will one crow louder than the other?
  4. Maybe my buff's have different crows and I can tell them apart by the way to sound and my red is hilarious. Instead of doing a cock-a-dootle-do he does a ya-hoo but they're all decently loud.

    But maybe to just anyone like neighbors they won't be able to tell the difference.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  5. joey2456

    joey2456 In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2013
    I'm assuming he's a New Hampshire but idk for sure here's a pic tho[​IMG]
  6. I'm not for sure what he is.. There is a thread on here somewhere about decrowing roosters. Maybe you could check with your local vet or a bird vet in your area and see if they would do it.
  7. KatieGB

    KatieGB In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2013
    No way to stop a crowing rooster. Our 16 week old Dominique started crowing last week and won't shut up. But we have a coop with windows and found that if we covered up the windows with a blanket, he wouldn't start crowing until we let him out at 7 AM. But now I am worrying that the lack of light might affect the hens (who haven't started laying yet). Good luck!
  8. vconner

    vconner In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2013
    I have a bantam roo that started crowing around 4 months he is now about 8 months he isn't loud. I also have a 4 month old buff roo that i haven't heard crow at all.
  9. Serenity Sav

    Serenity Sav Chirping

    Jan 23, 2014
    Bonny Doon, California
    My bantam roos started crowing at 2.5 months old; they don't crow much or at all if they're in a 'dark place', i.e., closed inside their coop. I spend a lot of time with them, and if I see one getting ready to crow, I'll say "no" (they are learning what 'no' means from many things) and swat my arm in his direction (NEVER hit or touch them, just 'swat' my arm towards him in the air while saying a firm "no"), and he'll stop before he starts. One crows a whole lot more than the other.
  10. Andrstein

    Andrstein In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2013
    Mine will begin crowing as early as 4am, every 30 seconds, nonstop, until I bring food out, and have even began crowing if we have a bonfire at night or shine a flashlight at their coop. It gets old really, really, really quickly. Culling and re-homing are the only options other than sketchy surgical procedures.

    You'd think for a species so susceptible to predation the last thing they would want to do is scream incessantly loud all morning and day to alert predators to their whereabouts... I'm sure my roosters have attracted more predators than they have deterred ( this year's tally: roosters-0/predators-5

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