I have heard that...

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

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Tucson AZ
    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

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    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'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Yes, the noise actually comes from his throat, not is tongue.
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    It WONT work..sorry.

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