i live in town how do i get my rooster to stop crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tsc11, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. tsc11

    tsc11 Out Of The Brooder

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    my neighbours are getting very angry they ARE GETTING UP AT 6 NOW
     
  2. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He can:
    Live in the garage
    Be rehomed via byc or craiglist
    Visit freezer camp
     
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Quote:He can:
    Live in the garage
    Be rehomed via byc or craiglist
    Visit freezer camp

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  4. tsc11

    tsc11 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont wanna get rid of him tho:(
     
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    then you are going to have to deal with angry neighbors, and by the by, my roos crow all day long!
     
  6. tsc11

    tsc11 Out Of The Brooder

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    mine does too
     
  7. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you allowed to have a rooster where you live? If so, it doesn't matter if the neighbors don't like it - except that you will be disliked by them. If he really bugs them, you should probably sell him, re-home him, or send him to freezer camp. Its hard to find a "home" for roosters, there are more of them than there are chicken keepers with room who live in areas where you are allowed to have roosters. Its a reality of chicken keeping that most roosters are eaten. So you need to be aware of that when you try to re-home him. To you, he's a pet, to most everyone else he's not.
     
  8. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Better insulate (sound proof) your coop and don't let him out until later. Make the roost inside your coop high enough so that he can't stretch his neck up to crow. If you don't need fertile eggs or want to eat him and just want to keep him then capoonize him (no balls=no crow)
     
  9. itom37

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    Honestly regardless of the legality, a crowing rooster is a rude pet to have if you have neighbors that are disturbed by it. I was able to rehome mine to a guy who wanted it as a pet on craigslist.
     
  10. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    yep, crowing chicken, barking dog, mowing to early or too late.. whatever the noise, if it annoys... it annoys!
     

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