Questions on a rooster...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by toddntiff, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. toddntiff

    toddntiff Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be the first to admit I'm still new to all of this chicken business, but I am learning quick and am admitidly obsessed now!!! I can't have roosters where I live because of the noise ordinance, but I was wondering if anyone else has this ordinance and has successfully kept a rooster? I've also read somewhere about having their voice box removed so they can't crow. Has anyone done this?
    I have Australorps and they are about 3 weeks old now so I don't even know how many roos I have, I would like to keep one if I could make it work...
    Just thought I'd check for ideas!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I'm pretty sure I'm going to cause a stir with this one...

    But in my opinion, removing the voice box of an animal is completely inhumane. I would follow my City Ordinances, or move to an unincorporated area, instead of subjecting an animal to something like that. A surgery like that would definitely take away from the quality of life...
     
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  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I would advise against getting a rooster in your situation.

    Please don't even consider mutilating a rooster by removing his"voice box".

    I think you'll be happier in the long run keeping hens only. [​IMG]
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with Poulets and rooster-red.
     
  5. Chickenrox

    Chickenrox New Egg

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    I am brand new to this whole chicken thing too and quit frankly I think our city frowns on the idea of having chickens at all. Now that I have fallen in love with them I can't imagine life with out them:)
    What if you just asked your neighbors permission. If they are ok with it then I say go for it.
     
  6. Chickenrox

    Chickenrox New Egg

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    I am brand new to this whole chicken thing too and quit frankly I think our city frowns on the idea of having chickens at all. Now that I have fallen in love with them I can't imagine life with out them:love
    What if you just asked your neighbors permission. If they are ok with it then I say go for it.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Something that might turn out to be a future problem is if they agree now, and get mad later and report you... you never can tell what they will do.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I would never ask a neighbor permission to get any animal. When was the last time a neighbor came to ask your permission to get a dog or a cat? Lee is right, they could use it against you. It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission, the saying goes.
     
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  9. toddntiff

    toddntiff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your advice. I thought there might be a way to make it work but I guess we'll have to wait until we move to that "dream" farm to have the rooster. I do have a friend who is raising Australorps and will be keeping a rooster so maybe he can come over for a "playdate" once in a while to keep my girls company!
     
  10. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think removing the voice box on a rooster is inhumane. At least, anymore than spaying a dog. Having said that, I haven't seen or heard of anyone who has had this operation done.

    Does caponing a cockerel keep it from crowing?
     

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