Keep the noise down! Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moby, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Moby

    Moby Hatching

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    Hi,

    I would like to get a rooster for my flock though am concerned about the noise. I think it would upset the neighbours:rolleyes:. Any suggestions on keeping him quiet? We have 6 Astralorp hens.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi Moby and welcome to BYC!
    Roosters crow. That's what they do best. Really no tried and true methods of keeping them from crowing, short of surgery.
    Talk to your neighbors. Some may be totally against a rooster, but there are exceptions and they might surprise you.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Welcome [​IMG] to BYC from Arizona!

    Some roos are louder than others... I got rid of two LOUD leghorns and my CG Maran and Partridge Cochins still haven't found their voices.... I hope they don't.

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  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    No suggestions from me. The mature cock is a Force of Nature, and trying to control him is generally futile.
    If you're gonna get one, you gotta accept that.
     
  5. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    batams are someone quieter than standards, and are more squeaky, they still crow, but not as big LOL
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    My Speckled Sussex seem to be quieter than the others; they just don't have the volume of, say, the Australorps.

    Personally, I love to hear crowing, and it does not disturb my sleep. If I were your neighbor, I would tell you I hope you get a rooster because I love to hear them. Lots of folks find that some fresh eggs now and then work very well as a bribe.

    I agree, see what they say.
     
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  7. chicklips

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    Give them some fresh eggs in return for having to listen to your rooster, it should work.
     
  8. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    usually just one rooster won't be too noisy. [​IMG]
     

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