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EMERGENCY-Rooster problem :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lacylu, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Lacylu

    Lacylu Just Hatched

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    I live in a residential area...a gated community and my rooster had started crowing. We tried using velcro to stop him yet he continues to crow regardless. His crowing is still loud and clear and recently he started going beserk- like perching up and crowing his head off- when he sees this truck near my house. I feel like this truck has beem monitoring us for a while. I don't feel comfortable anymore and don't want to ve reported or anything... We arent technically suppose to have chickens but I love my babies I dont want to give them away sad.png because of this. Can some tell me a quick solution for this problem. According to my dad, the velcro isn't working. I need something that would make his crow indistinguishable at least. I dont want to face a fine and possibly the removal of my chickens. Someone help, thank you.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    You are playing with fire first for having chickens in a residential neighborhood where it is not zoned for chickens. And the fact that you have a rooster is only drawing more attention to the situation. At the very least, you should get rid of the roo.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with LG. - at the very least, get rid of the rooster. Find him a nice home where he can be a rooster and crow to his heart's content. The only way to be sure to avoid a fine is find all of your chickens a new home that maybe you can go visit. If you wait until Animal Control takes things in their hands, you may have them removed from your place and have no say in where they go. (Hopefully they wouldn't be euthanized.)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees with LG and bobbi-j.

    Realize also that the females can make quite a racket too.
    A few pullets at point of lay can actually make more noise than one cockerel.
    So even getting rid of the male might not solve your problem.
     
  5. Lacylu

    Lacylu Just Hatched

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    My hens are of laying age. The rooster is the only problem.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    A quick solution? Your cockerel needs to go ASAP. There is no other option. You aren't even allowed to have pullets/hens in the first place, let alone a rooster. If he goes you may luck out and no one will say anything about your illegal birds, and you will get to keep them for now. However that can change at any time and you can be fined and forced to remove them.
     
  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I have to agree with the others - the rooster is just doing what roosters do, and if the no-crow collar isn't working it's best for both you and him to find him a home where he can sing his heart out. That really is the "quick" solution.

    The long term and drastic solution is to move to a new house where the chickens are legal, but that's not really realistic in most cases.
     

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