How do I shut my rooster up?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kayab423, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. kayab423

    kayab423 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2007
    What do I do with a rooster that cockadoodles all night and day without any rhyme or reason? Is it chicken soup time? Please help!!!!
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    [​IMG] No shutting up rooster! Looks like soup time to me [​IMG]
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    that's what they do. he might be hearing a noise and trying to warn the flock or he might just like crooning. that's a rooster for you. [​IMG]
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Sounds like soup time to me! [​IMG] I am not sure there is any way to quiet a loud roo, if he is young maybe it will get better with age. [​IMG] Good luck!
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
  6. SarahF

    SarahF Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two bantam sultan roo's and they sound OFF of eachother. One will cock-a-doodle-do and than the next one will, and so on and so on. All day, All night. It's just what they do. My guys are far enough away from the house that you have to be pretty much outside to hear them, unless you have the window's open.

    I say, it's better than a barking dog![​IMG]
  7. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Have you tried duct tape. [​IMG]

    I have heard if you put your rooster in a cage where he can not stand fully erect they won't crow. Every rooster I have seen crow seems to almost stand on his toes and stretches his neck so this might work.
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  8. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Ayup crowing nowhere near compares to barking dogs, even if they are my own. And I have one that howls of a night, we have started to bring him inside.

    My bantams crows though can be barely heard even outside, but then they are only 10 weeks old.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I wouldn't exactly kill him for what comes naturally to a healthy rooster, crowing! I have four of them. MUCH prefer crowing to ATVs, leafblowers, horns blaring, dogs barking all night, etc.
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  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps


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