Rooster Behavior Crowing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by m_shuman, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 roosters in my flock of 9 chickens and I need to get rid of 1. I am trying to decide who to keep. One crows non stop all day long from 5 AM until he goes to sleep. I think he is the more dominate roo even though he is smaller and the other roo is pretty quiet. Crows a couple of times in the morning and that is about it. If I get rid of the loud dominate roo will my quiet roo start crowing nonstop too or will he keep his laidback quiet behavior? I really want to get rid of the loudmouth but if the other one gets loud too I will have to rehome him as well. I like to hear roos but geez not all day long every minute of the day.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Some crow all day but most don't. With the other gone, your quiet guy may crow some more but I don't think he'll do it all day.
     
  3. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    My two roosters tend to be the same as yours.

    Our dominate roo crows a lot and the submissive one hardly ever.

    I do notice that the dominate roo crows SO MUCH MORE when he is locked in the coop/run vs. when I give him free range in the yard.

    I mean he crows a little as soon as I let him into the yard but after a half hour or so he is pretty quiet for hours.
     
  4. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    On a side note.

    If I take the dominate roo inside my submissive roo starts up a crowing storm!!

    I don't know if it is because he misses him or if he is happy to be king - but it is a really dramatic change.
     
  5. Maxie Misty Chicks

    Maxie Misty Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have some rooster that need rehoming. I live in the north Houston area. I have 7 or 8 RIR A big and beautiful Austrolorp and one white rock. I have processed some before, but I would rather not. Thanks for any help
     

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