how to shut up roostrer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by spoolin, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    does anyne know howto shut up a rooster? i need hlp immeadiatly! one of my neighbors is getting SUPER ticked off. i need help A.S.A.P. please
    thank you

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    some people swear by the 'box method'. putting cockerel/rooster in a box so the rooster cannot extend his neck to crow.

    many will tell you it is not 'tried and true'.

    also, they crow whenever they feel the need/want.

    may be time to re-home your buddy.
  3. You can't ever really shut up a rooster but what you can do to kinda keep him quiet for a while is put him in a kennel in a dark place or with a towel over it. It'll calm him down but this is a temporary solution. Best thing i can suggest for you're neighbor is bribe them with eggs1 they might change their minds about the noise.

    Good luck
  4. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    Roosters taste like chicken that is the only way i know of.

  5. spoolin

    spoolin Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    any or a muzle? really guys anything.
  6. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    Could you have him neutered? (That's a question, not a suggestion because I don't know)
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Rooster just do what they do! They crow and there really isn't any way to get them to stop.

    Are you zoned appropriately to have chickens? If so, then the neighbor really can't do much about it.

    Have you tried talking to your neighbor and bribing them with some eggs? Sometimes that works!

    At any rate, your rooster is doing what he is meant to do and there is no way to fix something that isn't broken.

    Good luck to you!

  8. Quote:Nope either put him in a box in the dark or rehome him. Not to many ways around it. Neutering is not an option either. They will crow when they want to.
  9. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Cartersville, Ky
    Easy to do...Eat the rooster [​IMG] You can't stop a rooster from crowing

  10. I wish everyone was correct on this, but I`m sure it`s up to the individual rooster. I`ve done a fair amount of shipping and there isn`t much room in shipping boxes. Very amusing standing in line at the post office with a box crowing. The only sure way is the way eagle said.

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