I need help finding a AZ vet who can decrow my rooster

Thiccen

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Yellow I have an indoor rooster he's the sweetest thing on planet earth so much so I thought he was a hen till he started crowing😬 I live in an apartment and the neighbors have recently started complaining I have him in a collar for the time being but want to get a decrow surgery done in the near future it sounds much more humane then choking the crow out of him 😢 if anyone could recommend some avian vets that would do it in AZ I would greatly appreciate it🙏 thanks!😁
 

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Parront

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I am sorry that your pet has turned out to be male. You might be happier with him "canonized" which is neutered. I am not sure that an Avian vet would do either. I have taken my African Grey parrot to a vet in Mesa who was very good, she saved my egg-bound Grey. Google Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital, the vet is Dr. Lamb. They are on Facebook, too.
 

Thiccen

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If only I knew he was a roo earlier getting him castrated seems more humane😢 I talked to the landlord when he was a chick and she was fine with it but that was when we all thought he was a hen I've owned many chickens over the years and he seems pretty happy as a spoiled inside bird.. I guess I'll have to soundproof the apartment 😁 also is there anywhere that lists the statistics of decrowing I was trying to find them but couldn't after looking into it more it seems a bit shady😬
 

NatJ

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is there anywhere that lists the statistics of decrowing I was trying to find them but couldn't after looking into it more it seems a bit shady😬

I have read that some die in surgery, some do fine but continue to crow loudly, and some do fine and are much quieter. But it appears the different outcomes are partly based on how experienced the vet is, and finding a vet who has experience seems to range from difficult to impossible.

I had a similar situation some years ago, found the internet unhelpful, and finally telephoned every vet within driving distance of where I live. One refused to do it, saying he considered the surgery invasive and inhumane (I got the feeling he had done it in the past.) The others either did not treat chickens at all, or had never done the surgery and refused to try.

if anyone could recommend some avian vets that would do it in AZ I would greatly appreciate it
You could look either in the telephone book or on the internet for a list of vets in your area, and start calling them.
 

Parront

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Neutering a rooster is "caponizing." Your autocorrect messed it up.

And caponizing is usually done before the chicken is old enough to crow, so it's probably too late :(
Yes, the Capon people say that once one has started to crow, it might not stop. I think my Avian vet in Mesa would be the right person to talk about your options with, she treats lots of birds, and also farm animals have been in her office when I go there for checkups for Dylan, the parrot in my avatar. She is not an inexpensive option, the egg binding episode cost me $800.00.
 

Thiccen

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Some people have had their roosters treated with a Suprelorin hormonal implant which equals to chemical castration, to calm down undesired male behaviour including crowing.
Does it matter if their already crowing or not?
 

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