Looking for Ways to Keep the Rooster from Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by capebird, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Cape Cod
    Anyone have any luck with keeping the resident rooster
    from crowing early in the morning? I'm assuming probably not,
    but thought I'd ask if anyone has a secret method aside from
    the obvious. Thanks
    I should add the rooster is a light brahma. We have 4 barred rocks and this
    rooster was hatched by one of my broody rocks from a fertilized egg someone
    gave us back in July.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Some have reported success with limiting early crowing by putting the rooster in a darkened crate each evening.
  3. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2012
    Northern Arizona
    There's a thread on here somewhere in which someone shows how to make a "cock box" as part of your coop for your roosters. They say they don't crow until they decide to let them out in the morning around 8a.m. I made one in my house but haven't had to use it yet as ours are still too young to crow. We're waiting to try it out as our neighbors will be upset with us if they crow too early. The important thing is to make sure that there is enough ventilation. I think they mentioned that during extremely hot/cold nights, they would not place him in the cock box.

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