Is this true?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FluffyColor, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    I heard that if you keep a roo in a dark box (big, with air-venting holes) He won't crow until you take him out of the box. I could take him out once a day but make sure he keeps quiet.

    Is this true?
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    I don't know but it sounds horrible. If you can't have a roo that crows then don't have a roo at all.
  3. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    I agree with highlander. wouldn't want to spend my life in a box....or have one more area to clean
  4. harewizard

    harewizard Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    Agree X2!

    You would be taking away the job of the Rooster! [​IMG]

    His job as his maker made him, is to protect, and multiply.

    Why would you want to take that away from him? [​IMG]

  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:No, it is false.

    Air holes large enough to allow the poor thing to breathe would let in light. He will crow anyway. And if left in the box, taken out once a day, you will not be able to keep him quiet.

    Then there's the issue of the fines and penalties from Animal Control after you are charged with Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Domestic Fowl. I imagine you would have all your animals confiscated.

    There's an old saying Fluffy, that has merit: Believe none of what you hear and half of what you read.

    If you're not supposed to have a rooster, don't get one. Wait until you have your own place that allows them, okay? [​IMG]
  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Have you had any luck getting a bigger space for your other 2 chickens that were in the small brooder?
  7. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    How could anyone even consider putting an animal in a dark box for their OWN convenience, really?

    I tend to care about my animals. Not everyone does--they just have them for the eggs and meat.

    It would be better to re-home your rooster than engage in the type of animal cruelty you are proposing.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can crate a rooster for the night in a garage to reduce night time crowing, but roosters will crow in a box even if it is all dark. I have had roosters crow while holding them up right and even upside down on their way to the stock pot.... they crow, that is what they do. You certainly cannot keep a rooster in a box and expect it to live.
  9. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chirping

    Jul 8, 2010
    I have a lone roo, cause he's a bad boy, who likes to sleep in a pet taxi at night. It's all covered up, so it's dark all the time inside, and the door gets shut at night. I hear him crowing early in the morning wanting out. He crows regardless.
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Why have an animal if you're only going to let him out once a day? Very cruel to even think about doing that to any rooster.

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