Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CLUCK2, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. CLUCK2

    CLUCK2 Hatching

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hi all, I have just (not personally) hatched my first clutch of chucks, six of them. They are 3 weeks old and my thoughts are now as to whether there is a procedure for de-crowing a cockerel? I do not as yet know the sex of the 6 but I would like to keep a cockerel in the group. They are Light Sussex.

  2. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    De-crow: [​IMG]

    2 Methods

    1.) Put them on your dinner plates [​IMG]

    2.) Take them to the vet to do it. They will charge you $200, but no why bother right? Haha

    - Tommy

    BTW: I just have to face it with mines : )
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I wish I had mine de-crowed. I know vets can debarks dogs which I dont agree with.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    De crowing can be done but often the bird does not make it or so I hear... and that is IF you can get someone to do it. It would effectively be like de barking a dog, however, more severe, since their physiology is more connected with the sound making and breathing thing if I remember right.
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have never figured out WHY anyone would want to take away the "voice" of any animal.. I think the crow is what makes the Roo.. so if you don't want the crow get hens..[​IMG] .JMHO>>>
  6. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    I just noticed. Crowing varies from roosters. No one breed is for certain that will crow a lot or a little

    - Tommy
  7. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Antioch California
    Most places wont even do it, because it is inhumane. If you dont like roosters crowing, or your neighbors cant handle it, youd probably be better off re homing the little fella. Good luck.
  8. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    If not yours personally,,, why worry?
    My ex's voice annoied me,,,, don't I wish it were as easy to silence as you propose.....

    As rude as the rest of my Scotch reletives,,,, I learn to expect nothing less from that island,,,,

    BTW,,, July 4th,,,, happy we kicked your a** day!
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
  10. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Totenkos too! Yahoo search it...its hilarious to hear them crow. [​IMG]


    - Tommy

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