Rooster collars/socks??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Love mountain chicks, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Love mountain chicks

    Love mountain chicks Hatching

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    I have a 3 month old silver sebright roo and he's my only roo out of 14 chickens but he crows NON. STOP. From 5am to 10am and then once every 20 mins for the rest of the day. The rest of my family wants to get rid of him but I love him and he's so sweet, so I'm seeking alternative ways to keep him quiet. I have tried going out to the coop at 5am and spraying him with a spray bottle every time he crows but that only succeeded in making him crow a little less frequently but louder and he would hide when he crowed so I couldn't spray him. I've been searching on here for suggestions and I came across one where someone put a part of a sock around their Roo's neck and it made him be quiet. I have doubts and I don't want to risk putting it on too tight or something. Does anyone have any experience with this method, or does anyone know any other non surgical way to keep him quiet so he can stay in his home?

    Edit: I had my niece make a collar for him out of her rainbow loom bands, and while it succeeded in making him quiet he was extremely bothered by it and kept trying to get it off. Multiple times he got his beak stuck in the rubber bands and would freak out, so we took it off. I'm going to purchase the no crow collar as it seems like he couldn't get his beak stuck and I've heard good reviews. I'll let y'all know how it works when it comes!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    You can look up NO crow collars instead of a sock... it reduces the amount of air they can get in the sack that produces the noise and so quiets it down significantly. Some use successfully, others cause injury. Up to you to decide the risk verses benefit.

    He is still very young... MAYBE it will get better??? When he isn't just trying it out... but being creatures of habit, maybe this is his MO. :barnie

    :fl
     
  3. Love mountain chicks

    Love mountain chicks Hatching

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    I've been telling my family to let him stay another month or 2 because he's likely to quiet down and my father lives with me and said that if he's not quiet within a week he's already found a new home for him. That's why I'm seeking ways to quiet him. Where would I'll I get a no crow collar?
     
  4. Love mountain chicks

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  5. BackItUp.PlayItSlow

    BackItUp.PlayItSlow In the Brooder

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    We have an accidental roo. I bought the no-crow collar and it definitely helps cut down on the volume of the crowing. He still lets himself be known, but it's not nearly as obtrusive. I do watch him every few days to make sure he's ok with the collar.
     
  6. Love mountain chicks

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    Does the crowing wake you up in the morning with the collar? That's the only real concern we have with our roo. It would be ok if he still crows as we have no neighbors but how loud is he with the collar?
     
  7. BackItUp.PlayItSlow

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    He's still crowing, but it doesn't wake me up. It's about 1/4 the volume without the collar.
     

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