Roooooooooster noise?Now includes Pics of boys

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oesdog, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roosters are getting really loud - how can I keep them quiet without the Hatchet???

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  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what roosters do.
     
  3. milestoog

    milestoog Out Of The Brooder

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    My Roosters are getting really loud - how can I keep them quiet without the Hatchet???

    Shotgun ?? Short of that ? They are Roosters, and they will get louder
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You can't keep them quiet. They are likely competing with each other. Get rid of all but one or two, and that should decrease the noise level a bit.

    Good luck.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Roosters crow. It's what they do.

    If it makes you feel any better, I do think you get accustomed to it after awhile. I rarely notice my roosters crowing anymore.
     
  6. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh guys I love the sound of Roooosters !!!!!!!!!!

    Its NOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!! - I am stressed out and worried about the naighbor who was really nasty last time we had a roo ( The dad of these chicks!!!)
    Knew this wo9uld happen and was prepared in my head but allas not in my heart - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I know I have to DO THE THING!!!!!!!!!! I am ok with plucking etc. Done chicken before and Pheasant. But its kind of different when you KNOW them!!!!!

    Ok I am a sentimental old fool. - I want to do meat birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honest I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Duck and big Red are on the way out. - Blue is Omlets pal so will keep him a while longer - Omlet looks like she is turning into a he so ???????
    Can;t have 4 Roooooooooooooooosters can I.

    Oesdog
     
  7. kenw

    kenw New Egg

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    Sad but true. (I am a bit neurotic- I get nervous if I don't hear mine crow!)
     
  8. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried rehoming any of them on here??
     
  9. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your mostly in USA I am in Ireland - its a wee bit far for my lads to fly!!!!!!!!!!

    Unfortunately no one wants roosters and while I understand where your comming from my original intention was to breed chicks in a closed flock, use the Hens for layers and the unwanted Roooos for meat. I don;t want to spend all this time and effort for someone else to put them in their freezer do I.

    Oesdog
     
  10. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your mostly in USA I am in Ireland - its a wee bit far for my lads to fly!!!!!!!!!!

    Unfortunately no one wants roosters and while I understand where your comming from my original intention was to breed chicks in a closed flock, use the Hens for layers and the unwanted Roooos for meat. I don;t want to spend all this time and effort for someone else to put them in their freezer do I.

    Oesdog

    I misunderstood and thought you weren't ready to "do the deed" yourself just yet. I just figured I'd ask because everyone says it is really hard to rehome roos, but I had posted a listing online for one that I had to rehome and got several responses in an hour which allowed me to chose which person/family I wanted him to go to.

    If your intention was to eat the roos, then I suppose now would be the time to start. [​IMG] Good luck!
     

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