No Crow roo collar?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hyper_Chicken05, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Hi guys, I am considering adding a rooster to my flock but i live in an area where roosters are banned. I was wondering if roos would actaully be quiter than hens with a collar. My thoughts would be that if the rooster crows 10 times a day, and the hens do 10 egg songs a day, what would be louder. I am guessing the hens because the egg song last a couple of minutes but the crow last like 3 secs. And if you take include the collar that ads another point for the roosters. i was also wondering if there are certain breeds that would be better for urban living? But anyways thanks for your replys. :D
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    In my experience you'd be lucky to reduce crowing volume by more than 50% and believe me, any cock bird will crow a lot more than 10 times a day / very early morning.
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  3. Ok, i forgot to mention that i would use the rooster crate at night so the rooster won't Crow over night. If the roo crows to much its gone lol, i will try to find a roo that doesen’t crow to much. I know soemone with a roo thatvonly crows like 5 times a day. So i will just wair for my lucky roo lol.
  4. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Check youtube there are tons of no crow collar videos there. Then make a decision.
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  5. AmazingRachel

    AmazingRachel Songster

    Mar 10, 2017
    Westchester, NY
    Yeah no. I too live in an area where roosters are banned. I tried a No Crow Collar but it only reduced the noise by 50%, apparently loud enough to have 3 complaints filed against me/my parents. He was in a soundproofed coop from sunset to ~8/9 in the morning, but still got complaints.
    Bottom line, I wouldn't risk it.
  6. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

    Dec 7, 2017
    I've just ordered the collar myself, can't wait to try it
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  7. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    I just don't get it how people don't like hearing a rooster crow. We have no noise restrictions at all where I live but I chose my property for exactly that reason. Chicken weren't part of the plan but became a part later after I found too many scorpions for comfort so decided their food sources had to go(hopefully). I re-homed all of my roos and really miss the crowing I now have such a quiet property unless the hens are laying and singing that song. Regardless, 50% of my neighbors have roos that crow all night and my neighbor has a dog that barks all night long and it is the dog I find most annoying.
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  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I agree with @Pork Pie Ken a rooster will crow more than 10X a day (my experience too) He will also most likely join in with the girls for the egg experience if 1 lays an egg, most if not all sing along including the rooster. Maybe not for every single egg laid, but some days they celebrate every egg :)

    Crated at night or not, he may still crow. Any disturbance he could sound off, or if he wakes up - LOL It's just their thing.

    I'm very sorry, but if they are banned, then it may be better to forgo having a rooster at this time. What you may want to do, is look into changing that ban.

    Good luck!
  9. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    THIS is the reason that backyard owners get a bad name !!!

    Seriously ???!!! You KNOW it is BANNED, yet you are going to do it anyway?
    I bet when you get caught you will be the one crying over it all but you will have no one to blame but yourself !


    What is the point to having a roo anyway ???
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  10. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    Why do you want a rooster when you aren't allowed to have one?
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