Noisy rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fishbone033, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. fishbone033

    fishbone033 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 40 hens which do okay but I think my hyper rooster may be stressing my hens out he is always crowing seems like no matter what time of day or night he is constantly crowing could he be limiting the amount sleep/rest my hens need ??
     
  2. chubbyed

    chubbyed New Egg

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    I've never had a lone rooster to crow constantly. Only younger ones, low in the pecking order, who were unsure of their rank amongst the others.
    Is he separated from the hens?
    Shut him up by holdin his head down to the ground for several minutes and not letting him pick it back up. That is how a dominate male will show a rival to keep his place. In doing such, you are telling him that YOU are boss bird and settling any doubts in his head that cause him to crow.
    That, or the lights need to be turned out so the birds can sleep.
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Is the rooster young?
    Are your hens still laying okay?
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    No you really need a rooster? Unless you need fertile eggs to sell or hatch, the girls will be happy without one. They will continue to lay just as many eggs although not fertile.

    As you can see roosters are usually one problem or another (usually very aggressive) . There is no way he could be keeping all your hens producing fertile eggs to begin with, way too little rooster and way too many hens for him.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    All the best
    CT
     

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