How to keep a rooster from crowing early in the morning (till 7am)

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  1. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a rooster. My mom doesn't on account of their crowing at between 5 and 6 am. Anyone know how to keep then from crowing before 7:00?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no way to keep a rooster from crowing, I've had them crow all night when the moon is full, some crow at 3am at 4am at 5 am and so on.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Keep them in the coop until that time. My Mr. Fluffers is so loud that we don't let him out till about 9 am every morning. He'd have the neighborhood up at 6 am!
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine crow in their coop with the shutters shut, it doesn't matter. Some rooster don't crow till daylight, while others it doesn't mater.
     
  5. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't keep him from crowing, however if you can position the coop far enough away from your house, he is unlikely to wake you or your mom! Good luck.
     
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a banty. They are not as loud. Then keep it locked in the coop til 7 or 8 or whenever. My DH didn't want any roos and I went through about 4 full sized ones until Feisty came along. He's a little Mille Fleur D'Uccle, and with 19 hens to service, he is a tired (lazy?) Little boy. Doesn't usually come out of the coop til 7 or 8, tho he crows inside the coop earlier. Since he has such a small crow, we can't really hear him and he doesn't seem to bother anyone around here. Of course, I'm not in the city limiits and my coop and rooster is legal. He crows periodically all day long as well, but, like I said, its not so loud. Actually veery cute. I love hearing him. Sounds like a wiind up toy.
     
  7. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any breeds that crow less/later?
     
  8. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 @ wbruder17

    When I picked up my two banties they had three or four roos that were crowing non stop (apparently I was a little close for comfort). They weren't any louder then my hens egg song.
     
  9. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo crows at all hours even though he's in the coop. He crows more if the moon is full or if the roo down the road is crowing. Banties aren't always quieter. My silkie roo crows just as loud as my Americauna roo.
     
  10. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are my loudest hens too...but I'm talkingg more about a Serama, or a D'Uccle, or a Dutch, japanese, OEGB....those really tiny birds. Silkies can get kinda big. My silkies are both bigger than my roo.
     

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