Howdy BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rich and Cheryl, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Rich and Cheryl

    Rich and Cheryl Hatching

    Nov 13, 2014
    Hello from California. today's mission is to read every post I can to find out how to keep my little banty rooster from crowing and attracting all the wrong visitors like coyote and bear!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! They make a think called a No Crow Rooster Collar. I think My Pet Chicken sells them. I think there is a website too for nocrowcollar. Not sure. It is a velcro fabric thing that goes on the neck of the rooster. It doesn't stop him from crowing, but it is supposed to greatly reduce the volume of the crow. They also say if you put a rooster in a small cage at night, one that he can't stand up in, he can't crow. Roosters need to stand tall to crow. So if you keep him low enough he can't crow.

    Other than this, not sure what else you can do to stop the crow! LOL Just make sure your coop and run are very sturdy and strong and you should be good to go!

    Welcome to our flock!
  3. Rich and Cheryl

    Rich and Cheryl Hatching

    Nov 13, 2014
    Hi TwoCrow!
    Thank you for your response. My last banty roo wore the crow collar, the hens tried to help him peck it off. I secured it with sinew. It did quiet the crow but alas not enough. The bear left the collar and took the rooster. Sad day. So my new banty is now wearing the collar, a little tighter. Still he crows. Last night he managed to not get eaten by the coyote trying to dig under the chain link fence. So, I think I will try my kitty kennel to see if that keeps him quiet - at least at night!

    Thank you for the suggestion
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yes MyPetChicken sells "Rooster Callers." They seem to be very effective. Just like a dog collar, it prevents them from crowing a lot.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. A No Crow rooster collar is the only plausible way to keep a rooster from crowing, and even then it doesn't always work purposely. In addition, you need to be very carefully in putting it on correctly. A number of members have had their roosters die after putting on No Crow collars. The only sure way to keep a rooster from crowing is not to have one. :eek:) Crowing is one of a number of reasons that I currently have 25 hens and no roosters in my flock. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your rooster.
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    A no-crow collar would have been my first suggestion, but you've already tried it. Unfortunately, there's really not much you can do to stop a rooster from crowing. It's just natural behavior for them.

    If you're worried that his crowing will attract predators, perhaps an easier solution would be to make sure the coop/run are very secure. There are many methods of predator-proofing coops that would likely keep your rooster and flock safer than just keeping him from crowing.

    Good luck with your rooster!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Oops, a typo. I meant to say, "even then it doesn't always work perfectly." Once again my PC makes a mistake. :eek:)
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Even if he didn't crow, predators know by scent that you have "lunches" just waiting to be taken. You have to build a Ft.Knox of a coop and run. Check out the predator section for advice of keeping them out. You may need a few strands of electric fencing around the perimeter plus 1/2 hardware cloth replacing any flimsy chicken wire, a solid cover for the run, wire apron around the sides., etc. Must you can do to keep predators out. Are you allowed to trap/shoot -dispose of them?

    Once a predator is successful he will continue to come around until nothing is left.

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