Quiet Rooster, Brown Leghorn

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by bluedogsonly, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. bluedogsonly

    bluedogsonly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up for sale is a young Brown Leghorn cockerel that has undergone my crow-reduction surgery. He is very quiet and a really nice looking bird. Here is a video of him,
    He is not the quietest bird I have produced but is not as loud as a cackling hen. He would make a nice, colorful addition to a small backyard flock that doesn't want to disturb the neighbors.


    I am a veterinarian in OK and have been developing a surgery to lessen the volume a rooster can make during crowing. I am offering these roosters for sale so backyard flock owners with noise concerns can add a roo to the flock. Please visit my website, http://www.quietroosters.com for more info on the subject. I also have a lengthy thread here about "decrowing roosters". I encourage thoughts on the subject. I also "de-spurred" this rooster at the time of the surgery to give the hens a break.





    I do ship, shipping costs, box and any additional testing required for your state are the responsibility of the buyer. I am NPIP certified and will only sell healthy birds with good attitudes. I also have other breeds available.





    So if you think that you would like the dynamic a rooster brings to a flock but have neighbors that wouldn't appreciate a crowing rooster, please contact me.


    Thanks.





    Dr. James
     
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  2. welly

    welly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people would say that's mean well for us folks that don't wanna upset their neighbors I think this is great that you offer this.Good luck with this guy..
     
  3. bluedogsonly

    bluedogsonly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks welly,

    I've caught a bunch of ridicule about this procedure, but people forget that for every pullet hatched there is a rooster that hatches also. I think that a flock seems to function better with a rooster around and this procedure can allow those to have a roo and not get fined or anger the neighbors. Also, it allows people to have fertile eggs. Agriculture is being forgotten and raising some chickens, from start to finish, is a great learning experience for children.

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  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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  5. bluedogsonly

    bluedogsonly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen one in person. From the videos I've seen some of them look like it's irritating. Obviously we can't know that for sure but it's an observation. If this works for you then great. It can't really compare to the surgery though. I do surgery on very young roosters, less than a pound is best. The collar may be a decent option if you have an adult, since the surgery is more risky and seems to be less effective than if they were young. I'd say go for it if you have the need.

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  6. KDOGG331

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    Yeah, they say it doesn't bother them but it does seem like it could get annoying after a while so I don't see how that is. I don't have a need for it, as I don't plan on having roosters, but I just stumbled upon it and was wondering what you thought. I suppose if you accidentally got a roo and he started crowing, it would be a nice way to be able to keep him, but the poor thing knows he's less impressive. It seems like if the surgery's done when he's young, he (and his ladies) won't know any better so there's that too. I don't know, I guess it all really depends on the situation
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There is a site member that accidentally killed her rooster with a no crow collar. So, I think being very careful with the collar is a necessity.....
     
  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    really? wow well that's definitely scary :/
     
  9. godachicken

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    dr. james decrowed roosters are the best way to go!!!!!!!!!
    i have had a decrowed welsummers rooster from him for a year. he is awesome. totally normal other than his very quiet crow. i have tried the no crow collar. the no crow collar is okay for a short term fix. NOT GOOD FOR A LONG TERM OPTION!!!!!
    i had a no crow collar on a rooster for several months. my experience was that if you are going to free range or allow the rooster to eat leafy greens it is no good. food other than pellets tend to get stuck in the throat. so it begins to ferment and the rooster will throw it up. or it will ferment in his throat and he will get foaming at the mouth and eyes, that is , very sick. no good!!!! also, if you rooster molts, how will he regrow neck feathers with out great discomfort???? again, this collar is okay for short term, but nothing compared to a decrowed hen from dr. james!!!!!
     

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