No crow rooster collar death beware

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Arod6179, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Arod6179

    Arod6179 In the Brooder

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    My 5 month old rooster just died. He had the collar over a month.He was healthy and we thought everything was fine he would try to shake it off and the 3 hens would peck at it gently trying to get it off. We thought we were careful and followed instructions. We watched him and he could breath fine and open his mouth. We had a necropsy done to be sure of what happened so it won't happen again. The doctor said he aspirated he had some food and foam in his trachea. His comb was also swollen 3x normal size, we did not notice. It's our first experience with chickens. He was our pet my son cried. I just want people to be aware. I think if we loosened it anymore he was too loud. He just had a faint crow as loud as the chickens. I tightened his collar Saturday and he was fine we are with them daily. Tuesday morning we checked on him he was fine. I came home at noon looked out the window immediately to check on the chickens I saw him laying on his side dead. I'm not blaming anyone I'm just hoping this post will help someone from going through the same thing.
     

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  2. nanasnuggets

    nanasnuggets Chirping

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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your rooster. We had considered a collar for our accidental rooster; I'm glad now that we didn't go that route.
    You did everything properly in caring for your boy, it was an unfortunate accident.
    Again, I'm so sorry. Give your son a big hug.
     
  3. Ursuline Chick

    Ursuline Chick Crossing the Road

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    I am so sorry for you and your family. Thank you for sharing this story. We had to get rid of a roo sometime back and were considering getting another and a no crow collar in hopes that we could sneak him in and the neighbors wouldn't notice. After reading what your family has been through, I think I will just have to do without the roo. Hope your son is able to feel better soon, I know that must be the hardest part. Can you get another roo or was his crowing a problem with the neighbors? If you can get another, perhaps your son could help pick the roo out! Might make him feel a little better.
     
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  4. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Songster

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    Beware of products that keep roosters from crowing by choking them to death.
     
  5. Crooked Chicken

    Crooked Chicken Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC and so sorry to hear about the roosters death.

    I don't believe I would ever be inclined to put one of those collars on a rooster, nor one of those barkless collars on a dog. I just think it looks dang uncomfortable. I would rather humanely dispatch the bird.

    If you are in an area that doesn't allow roosters and you are not planning to breed chickens a rooster really isn't necessary. The hens will lay eggs fit for eating without a rooster. Perhaps another hen for your son -- roosters can be aggressive anyway.
     
  6. Arod6179

    Arod6179 In the Brooder

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    I really appreciate the kind replies I feel really bad about hurting him. My 10 year old was the one that cried. We honestly thought we were saving his life by using it. We had bought 4 newly hatched chicks and told they were females at a reputable store and didn't know any better. We live where its illegal to have roosters. I didn't want to get rid of him and didn't want him to be harmed. Another thing I forgot to mention was the collar broke off all his feathers on the back of his neck. The no crow collar page said great things about it being successful and that it didn't hurt the rooster, just stopped him from crowing loudly. I've never used any product to alter any animal previously.Yes I sound like a dummy and I probably was I just want to get the word out now that's the least I could do. He was a great rooster and took good care of the hens they are not the same without him. RIP Rooster
     

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  7. Sara Ranch

    Sara Ranch Songster

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    *hugs* I'm sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose a pet.
     
  8. Sara Ranch

    Sara Ranch Songster

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    If you find yourself with another rooster, please send me a private message.

    I adopt animals that need a forever home, to include quite a few roosters. There are days I use ear plugs...but those days are far and few between. I can send pics and updates. And of course, you & family are welcome to visit the future rooster that I adopt.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I have heard of roosters dying, roosters getting their leg stuck in the collar trying to scratch them off etc. Then you hear from a group that said it was wonderful and they were able to keep their roo.

    My thought has always been "IF the, collars truly worked no one would have would be having "crowing" problems." Kinda like all the diet pills etc., that always let me down, and usually generated health problems as well.

    I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Ursuline Chick

    Ursuline Chick Crossing the Road

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    Please do not blame yourself, you did what you thought was best for everyone at the time. You used the product correctly per the instructions and had no way of knowing it wouldn't work like advertised. Take time for you and your son to work through your grief and make a decision about what you will do next based on what you think is best for your family, especially your son. Thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry you and your family had to go through this.
     

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