Is this true or not? Kind of a POLL!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessupfamily, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    If you put a rooster in a box with a top (dog kennel, brooder box, etc...) and he can not raise his head very high, can he still crow or not? I've been told that if they can't raise their heads up, then they won't be able to crow.
    Just a side note: My big guy, Lawrence, got into the mama coop and the run on it is very low, he was kind of ducking down in it, and he never crowed (but acted like he wanted to). And as soon as he got out, he let the whole world know!
    Another side note: I was not being mean to him, just watching to see what he would do. He squeezed his fat self through a small hole to steal a peak at the mama sitting!
    Amy J.
  2. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Songster

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    Yes, I have read this also...they need to stretch out to make some noise.
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    yeah i believe they have to streach to open up thier voice box.. or somethng like that???
  4. The rooster I bought from Nadine crowed several times before he left her house and almost every time I came to a stoplight going home. He was in a dog crate that forced him to bend his head down level with his back.

    So I would say that theory is FALSE
  5. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    they can crow whenever they want, 10 years of taking chickens to shows etc in boxes (Specially made chicken carriers/boxes) where it was also dark... They crowed all the time. i remember us pulling up at a gas station a few times and people would walk over to us and want to see them (mainly women with small children). and one time we were coming home from a buddies house we went there to get a few hens and a rooster as he didn't want them anymore. and came back with extras. we pull up at popeyes and their crowing away... Lady in the car behind us didn't know what to think (Hey, at least the chickens fresh right? )
  7. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    hahahahahha.. can imagine the look on peoples faces to hear chicken noises at a FRIED chicken resturant!!!!!

    now i am gonna have to go home and shove a rooster in a box..
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    False. Where there's a will, there's a way and they will figure out a way to crow.
  9. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    Quote:Taking your chickens to Popeyes? Kinda wrong somehow. [​IMG]
  10. wateboe

    wateboe Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    Lebanon, Ohio
    False. I only know this because someone left a HUGE RIR rooster on our back porch in a tiny box one night recently (Surprise!) My husband found him early in the morning and brought the whole box into the kitchen to get him out of the cold. I didn't know. I woke up at 5:00 AM and was startled nearly out of my skin a few minutes later by the loudest rooster crow that I have ever heard... it echoed through the house like the clash of a giant pair of cymbals.

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