I have heard that...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cuttlefishherder, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you split a roosters tongue, he can not crow.

    Don't bite my head off for wanting to try this, but we have tiny little silkie who is apparently a rooster. His name is Popcorn, and he is the largest of our tiny little silkie trio, and we feel that giving having to give him away would be such a loss. What could we do?
     
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Thats the craziest thing I've ever heard. [​IMG] I don't think it would work either thats not where the crow comes from. They are not like people that need a tongue to articulate words, but it may impead his ability to eat and drink.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    The main part of a rooster's crow is generated down where his windpipe splits, there is a harder band of cartilage that vibrates and makes the main crowing noise. Splitting his tongue will have zero effect on crowing. Cutting his throat will stop it for good. [​IMG]
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, the noise actually comes from his throat, not is tongue.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    It WONT work..sorry.
     

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