Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Man Dan., Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    I am hatching chicks at the moment for table purposes, as we live in an urban area we cant have cocks crowing! Is there a way to prevent this? i know i cant go removing vocal chords [​IMG] i was just wandering if there is a way to chemically / manually castrate them, however i am unsure even if you could if it would still work?

    many thanks.
  2. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    Just been reading and i think that it is illegal to caponise cocks over here in the UK, can anyone confirm if this is true?


  3. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Ha Ha - I have the same issue and have 3 growing Rooster chicks that I am trying to hide! I have one with the blue egg gene so he is hiding in the garage!!!!! [​IMG]

    The only true way to stop a cock crowing is with an Axe!!!!!!! As DH says if they go cocka - they wont be going Doooo!!!!!
    - there are very strict cruelty laws in the UK especially for Roosters. If these Birds are for Meat Fatten and slaughter but don;t cause them any harm.
    Chickens are really lovely animals and they don't deserve to be hurt.

    Oesdog - Axe - invest in a good sharp one! [​IMG]

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