new roo owner has questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jkraiderfan, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    just got a three mo. old americana rooster just wondering if anyone knows about this breed? Are they mean noisy etc.? By noisy I just mean crowing all night long. I here roos sometimes in the distance at all hours. Did we make a mistake taking this guy home? He is very good looking though.
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a beautiful Wheaten Ameraucana roo that is a sweety. He loves to be held and cuddled. We have also had Ameraucana roos that were awnry and perfect for the soup pot. Can they be noisy? Sure, any of them can be. He is not as noisy as some of our others. Our roos crow about 11pm, 2am, 3am, 4am, 6am and then off and on throughout the day until about 7pm. We and the neighbors are used to it and so don't pay attention unless they are acting funny. It will be a matter of testing out the waters and see if you like him and if he is pet material. And you will have to see what his crowing schedule is like and if you can tolerate it.
     
  3. I have two of they guys...

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    Both of them are calm and considerate. They mostly stay out of the other roos way and they are really quiet.
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll just have to see how he does. Personally, I won't tolerate a badly behaved rooster. My livestock are 'working' animals, not really pets, even though we treat them very well, but if they are difficult to handle or don't pull their weight, they are food.

    I am the unfortunate owner of a rooster who will crow all night. He starts at about 2 am and sounds off about every 5 minutes until sunrise. It might not work for all, but I found a solution for my boy. I put him inside a comfortably sized cage and cover him with a dark colored, thick blanket like you would a pet parrot at night. He's warm and comfortable and quiet, and I let him out at a more appropriate crowing time. He only crows a couple of times during the day. I also own a rooster that I think is mute...he doesn't make a sound! The noisy one is a Jersey Giant/Buff Orphington cross, and the quiet one is a bantam Ameraucana cross.
     

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