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How to stop a roo from crowing? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justino, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    I need to know how to stop a roo from crowing....at least till like 8 am....i heard that if they are in a pitch black place, they wont crow until they see the daylight....is that true? any other ways? I am pretty sure Sunny is a boy so i need to know this!
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:why is that funny? is there no way in the world it wont crow at 6am?
     
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  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it bother your family or the neighbors? I sleep right through mine crowing. Used to it.
    My rooters do not crow in the dark, if that helps.
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:thanks and it dont wake me but my parents complain and they were worried about the neibores....even though there dog barks all day!
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ours crow whenever they feel like it, honestly. I guess you could try keeping him totally if the dark, if that's possible, but chickens are generally light sleepers and if the mood strikes them they will crow, even througout the night. I've heard our roos crowing at 3:00AM, or sometimes even earlier, though not always...usually they hear something that sets them off. Can you bring him, like, into the garage at night? I'm guessing you're worried about the neighbors complaining?
     
  7. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roos crow all the time, all day. I have read if their roost is high enough they cant strech out to crow. I dont know if it works, never needed to stop mine. It seems like they could just jump down and crow if they really wanted to. If people start complaining just get a guinea, they'll be happy to here a roo crow then.[​IMG]
     
  8. icewb8

    icewb8 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster crowed all night long even without something to wake him up. If your close to neighbors you may want to think of something because I ended up having the town come and harass me. :mad:
     
  9. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    900th post!!!!just 100 more!!!!YAY!!!!
    ok, thanks, i will try to keep him in the dark at night....hopefully that works!
     
  10. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Henry the leghorn roo crows when ever he feels like it and that might be at 2 in the morning in the dark! [​IMG]
     

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