How Humane Are No-Crow Rooster Collars?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HannahL, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. HannahL

    HannahL Chirping

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    Hi all! So I recently got a 5 month old Rhode Island Red mix rooster named Harvey from a local rescue. He’s an absolute sweetheart, very nice and not aggressive. But he crows, without fail, at the crack of dawn every morning. He’s fairly quiet the rest of the day though. We’ve been looking in the No-Crow Rooster Collar since my last option would be giving him away. I know that it’s a fairly “controversial” topic though. How humane is it? Does it hurt them? And how effective is it? Thanks so much in advance for any replies!
     
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  2. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    I would imagine it would be very uncomfortable for the rooster. I think I read somewhere it's suppose to squeeze his throat when he tries to crow. I would never try it, but to each their own. Probably would confuse the dude too. He's only doing what is natural to him.
     
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  3. PennyM16

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    This is just my opinion, but if you're gonna have a rooster, he's gotta be able to crow- I don't think a collar is a very nice thing to do to a poor rooster
     
  4. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Free Ranging

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    There's no "humane" way to change a rooster's natural behavior. Welcome to the wonderful world of owning a rooster...they crow at the break of dawn. What were your expectations when you got this bird?
     
  5. Chicken101-07

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    It's like stopping a child from trying to learn how to walk.
     
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  6. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Crossing the Road

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    I think they’re really humane. If one doesn’t work you could always try putting two on him.
     
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  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    As "humane" as Homer's way of disciplining Bart.
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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    The No Crow Collars is like velour strap tighten around the neck so the Roo can't let out that crow, from what I can figure how it works.

    However someone posted about trying a Mini No Bark Collar for dogs that vibrates. She was a new member and got some ribbing which hurt her feelings as she was just sharing her "trial". There are those that were interested but never learned the results :hit
     
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  9. DiYMama540

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    I remember that thread @ChickNanny13 . The only problem I could see coming across would be the rooster getting hung up on something accidentally.

    I've also read a thread or two about blackout curtains and what not in the coop so the rooster doesn't realize the sun has risen.
     
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  10. ChocolateWingTheRooster

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    They are not humane...
     
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