Noisy indoor rooster driving me mad! Advice please!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zanily, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Zanily

    Zanily In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2012
    Hi there,

    My rooster is currently living indoors so I can keep him separate from the flock while I treat him with Baytril. I'm loving him being indoors because he's so friendly and cuddly, the only problem is his crowing!

    I can handle/ignore crowing during the late morning and day, but crowing at 4:30am is just silly!

    My rooster needs to be indoors for six more days, maybe a few more if he doesn't get better.

    I've tried keeping a light on for as long as possible to trick him into thinking the days are longer (he was awake and watching family guy at 11pm with me last night!) I also tried keeping him in a dark box small enough so he's comfotable but so he can't stick his head right up to "Cocka-doodle-do"...None of my attempts to keep him quiet have worked!

    Does anyone have any other tips on how how to keep him quiet for a little longer in the morning?
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012

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