Rooster collar how to keep it on?

Mike1J

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I have two roosters and live with neighbors nearby. The boys started to crow so I got rooster collars. They seem fairly effective when I get them on and tight enough. These are the Velcro type and seem to be on tight. But the have been able to get them off a number of times. The end of the velcro seems to be tattered. I have seen the hens peck at them. Is there better ones or a way to keep them on. They work much better when on. Suggestions appreciated.
 

hysop

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Do you need roosters for predators or for fertilized eggs? If it’s just for predators the easiest thing would be to rehome I would think.

Are you allowed to keep roosters? If you are then you could ask your neighbors if they’re fine with the crowing.
 

LateBirdFarms

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There is a huge variety in opinion when it comes to no crow collars, so be aware that you're opening a can of worms here. Leaving the right or wrong aspect aside, since I don't know if your cockerels are prized family pets or what your situation is and hopefullyyou are aware of the risks and don'tneed a lecture, my concern personally is that if they were able to remove them if they were on tight enough to work then you're probably going to have a hard time finding a substitute that will stay on. Maybe take a good look around the yard to check for something they're getting hung up on? I know they usually come in black or red, if you have the red, maybe try the black so they don't draw as much attention.
 

Mike1J

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Thanks for the responses. So we have roosters as my son wants to sell fertilized eggs and far as I know the roosters are needed for that. My city doesn't forbid roosters but city over does. And my neighbors on one side are in the other city. Either way I want to be a good neighbor.

Not sure the color is doing it, but can try. He got out of a black one and now a blue one.
 

LateBirdFarms

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Thanks for the responses. So we have roosters as my son wants to sell fertilized eggs and far as I know the roosters are needed for that. My city doesn't forbid roosters but city over does. And my neighbors on one side are in the other city. Either way I want to be a good neighbor.

Not sure the color is doing it, but can try. He got out of a black one and now a blue one.
The thought behind the change of colour is a less bright option may not attract the attention of the others as much, if it is a situation where one is yanking the velcro open. Do you have both roosters together? I don't use the crow collars personally, so I'm trying to imagine how they might get removed and just thinking about how my two silkie boys squabble and spar I could see how it would happen. If the collar is just a velcro loop, it wouldn't be terribly difficult, if the collar has an eyelet the velcro runs through, I'd be a bit concerned with a choke chain like scenario.
Hows your coop situation? If you're only worried about crowing at god awful hours theres always the dark coop or the cramped sleeping cage methods.
 

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