loud chickens in town

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ga_goat, May 18, 2010.

  1. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if anyone is having trouble with roosters crowing and neighabors complaining , get a potted plant called , mother-in - law-tounge break the tip of a leaf ( it's similar to aloe) and squeeze a drop into the roo's mouth he won't make a sound for 4 or 5 days .
    I've tried it here and it works .
     
  2. EggSpudition

    EggSpudition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I never thought about it-- sounds like you'd had some success with it-- are there are any downsides to it?
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  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:It more than likely has something in it that paralizes the vocal cords or maybe even the throat......I don't think I'd recommend doing it.
     
  4. spotman47

    spotman47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last time my girls( hens) were so loud for some reason it was raining lightly and i locked them out of there coop for a few hours and they did'nt say a thing for about three days ! Chickens can even hold a grudge!
     
  5. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It more than likely has something in it that paralizes the vocal cords or maybe even the throat......I don't think I'd recommend doing it.

    I didn't notice any down side at all the roosters were eating , drinking , servicing the hens all normally they just couldn't make a sound ,,, they tried to crow but nothing came out . I don't have any problem with them crowing here but an older lady down the road told me about it and I tried it .
     
  6. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mother-in-law's tongue is sometimes also called dumb cane -- both unflattering names that allude to this house plant's tongue numbing sap.

    The dumb cane is so named because its toxic sap, if ingested, can cause a painful loss of speech. It forms a thick, green, canelike stem topped off by a cluster of large, fleshy, oval to lance-shaped leaves lightly to heavily marbled in white or yellow.

    Hope it helps! Not sure if its true it is painful or not, Thats what the site said though!
     
  7. EggSpudition

    EggSpudition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my-- at the very least it's interesting! Luckily my little rosecomb roo (smaller than a football) has a pathetic little squawk that sounds like a baby coughing... he ehee
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  9. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds terrible! maybe you should take the elder women some eggs and a chicken dinner and have a nice talk about it? that way maybe you do not have to rehome or poison your bird. good luck
     

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