Looking For Rooster That Has Permenetly Lost His Crow In GA --> NVM!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by PepsNick, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Hello all. This Spring I think I'll be looking to get a rooster that has PERMANETLY lost his crow. I'm adopting a chicken-in-need! Because I can't have roosters where I live, I would need one with out a crowing ability. I live in Atlanta, so anyone in GA or South Carolina I would be interested in. The rooster can't be sick or anything, and has to be non-agressive. I really don't care if he's a "lap chicken" or people-loving, but he can NOT be aggressive to people or his girls. I don't care about the breed. Thanks.
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I've never heard of one. There is even a surgery to do this, but it is dangerous and expensive.

    Beware, some roosters don't crow because they are not the dominant one and will get punished if they do, but once the punisher is removed....
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:Really? I've heard of a lot. I would never get a surgery for this, I would just take one that has already lost it.
     
  4. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    If you find a rooster that doesn't crow, you just won the lottery! I'ts kinda like a sasquatch, there are rumors but nobody has one!
     
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] Well, I'm of the School of Couldn't-Hurt-To-Ask, so who knows, you just might find your mute rooster. But the only roosters I have that don't crow are in my freezer. [​IMG]

    Recently I caponized some cockerels when they were about 9-11 weeks old and I haven't heard them crow since. But it's not an operation I would recommend to keep a rooster from crowing. First, there's no guarantee that will be the result with every caponized bird, and second, along with the crow you'd lose all his other manly characteristics. You might as well have a hen, at least she would give you some eggs. Caponizing is done in order to make boy birds get meatier for the table.

    I think that as the backyard chicken movement continues to grow then more vets will see chickens as patients, and receive training in their schools for it. And I bet one of the techniques they will learn, and perfect, will be de-crowing roosters.
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:As I said before, I would never de-crow.
     
  8. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    are you sure you cant work out a way to keep a rooster? maybe just give it a try and plan on rehoming if it doesnt work out. My neighbors have been real nice about my roos, and I try to keep them in their coop for a while in the morning so everyone sleeps in. But actually I think we all got used to the crowing like we do the dog barking and the motorbikes and the mowers and the kids...etc. I didnt ever think I'd be able to keep one either, and used to freak everytime one crowed here. But seems I was the only one freaking....
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:I'll TRY that, but then it isn't legal, either.
     
  10. itsmyobsession

    itsmyobsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 roosters and 3 of them I have never heard crow. I think it's because they are not high in the order. I am in GA and would be happy to sell you one. However, I fear once they are top Roo they would find their crower.
     
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