Quieting a cockerel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our cochin cockerel just started to crow this morning. He crowed around 6 times but I wasn't home to know when he stopped. Months ago, we got a letter saying "no chickens allowed" but have gotten nothing since. I don't know how he'll be, he's 18 weeks old. I'm considering caponizing or decrowing, rooster box. But I've read that you CAN train a roo to be quiet. You have to be the DOMINANT one of the whole flock and meet all their needs. Has anyone done this? If you take care of the flock really well and discipline them what behaviors are acceptable and which one's aren't, would a rooster have reason to crow?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He'd have reason to crow whenever you were absent. If you got a letter, someone is probably aware of your chickens and a crowing rooster may push them over the edge.
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know. He's probably testing out his pipes. I have a PowerPoint put together so I'm ready for a fight haha. But what I'm really asking is if someone has disciplined their chickens and have became the rooster enough to where their roo doesn't crow constantly.
     
  4. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Answers are welcome, but we already gave away our cockerel.
     

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