Don't spoil your rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, May 17, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I've recently come to the conclusion that the reason my rooster crows so much is that he knows it will get more goodies for his hens. I go out almost every day to give them mixed birdseed or greens. I'm going to stop doing that because when it's gone, he wants more brought out all day. He ain'ta gonna get nuthin for a wile now. Gonna see if it shuts 'im up.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Joe it won't work. I tried. My roo hollers every single time he sees me and doesn't stop until I am in the house again. No treats for 2 weeks - didn't help at all. I gave up and threw a ton of grapes at them today [​IMG]
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks for the warning. So much for THAT theory. I guess there isn't anything that's going to shut him up other than the proverbial pot of boiling dumplings.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Probably not! I stand there sometimes and wonder if the fool will ever wear out his vocal cords. He starts wheezing after about 20 minutes of hollering at me.
     

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