hi let me introduce myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stan n Gobbles, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Stan n Gobbles

    Stan n Gobbles New Egg

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    Hello all and thanx for having me.

    I'm Peter, 30 from Liverpool Uk
    Proud owner of 2 bantam roosters who live on the back of my couch.
    gobbles is a Brahma bantam. Stan is a bantam silkie (cute as hell but docile). I am after some advice on how to stop em from crowing as much as they do when I'm out as they live indoors and neighbours just had a kid
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I've heard of a collar that may help with crowing, but I'm not exactly sure how effective it is. I'm not convinced there is a way to get a rooster crow less, it's just what they do :)
     
  4. Stan n Gobbles

    Stan n Gobbles New Egg

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    thanx
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us.

    Since it sounds like the crowing is when you are out, have you considered playing a recording of your voice or music to entertain them? Maybe they are just lonely when you are absent.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The only sure way to keep a rooster from crowing is to not have one. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters in my flock, and I get loads of eggs without the crowing (especially in the middle of the night), aggression, fights, biting and feather plucking, feeding of non-productive mouths, drop off in egg production, and over-breeding and battering of hens that goes along with having roosters. My hens are stress free and enjoying life without a rooster (and so am I). :eek:) The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching, and one rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your roosters.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  10. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and have a Happy New Year! [​IMG]Good luck, but like everyone else mentioned, crowing is part of a rooster's natural behaviour and there isn't an effective way (that I know of) to cure it.
     

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