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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TherryChicken, Dec 27, 2013.
How do you decrow a rooster?
There is a surgery call caponizing which is neutering for roosters. This is mainly done to change the texture of meat in roosters raised for food so that the hormones don't cause the meat to be tough. Some people say if done early enough this can effect the birds crowing because it causing them to stop sexually maturing. But, this is a serious, risky, major surgery and that does leave the bird infertile and has no guarantee of actually stopping them from crowing.
Some people try to control the crowing by keeping the coop darker longer so the rooster will start crowing a little less early.
There are a few vets here and there that say they do a de-crowing but from what I have read it is expensive and experimental.
If roosters aren't allowed where you are and the noise is an issue it's probably better to just not have one. I also want a roo badly but the noise just won't work in my neighborhood.
Here is another thread on the same topic:
Thanks, yeah I have roosters but the stay at my bf's and only comesonce a wek for breeding, but would like to keep him with my hens if possible
Make him into soup
Aww I couldn't do that to any of my birds. This is my pure cream legbar boy. The hens are here and he is at my bf's place (hens lay twice as good here then there). So he is broughthere every Friday that they are laying.
Why are you breeding your hens every week? Are you incubating that many eggs?
http://quietroosters.wordpress.com this guy seems to see what he is talking about. I am in a similar dilemma.
Just just to continue to be sure eggs are fertile. Right now they arenkt laying so roster isn't coming bck untill they begin to lay again
Yea he messaged me. I don't wan to risk loosing my roo and I want to continue to breed him with his girls.
Yes, a surgical procedure can be done to "decrow" a rooster. I know a guy who had it done. Just make sure the veterinarian is an Avian vet, and belongs to the Association of Avian Veterinarians would be a benefit. You'll have to track one down in your area.