Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by supdude, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    my cornish cross which is a pet started crowing about 2 months ago, but now hes doing it earlier and more frequently. whenever he does it i run outside and give him food which he immediately starts eating and temporarily forgets about crowing. i live around people and i know they might complain. is there ANY way to make him quieter?
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    I don't think so the only thing i can think of is possibly rehoming him. I have had to do this with several roos and its hard but something that has to be done from time to time
  3. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    I don't know you can get him to stop, but it sounds like you're training him to crow more for treats. He crows, you run out with food. I would think doing that will escalate things.
  4. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    I have heard that some people cover the bird up until after 8am or so: if they don't see the light they won't crow.

    As far as during the day he is louder if he does not have enough hens, if he has competition with other roos or if he is startled.
  5. Fast Chick

    Fast Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2008
    One of my roos crows in the dark of night, the others wait until the first tiny glimpse of dawn before starting. [​IMG]
  6. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I had one black australorp roo that crowed all day and had to rehome him to one of our members here. The member had him quarantined for a week and he got out and disappeared. There is a rc airplane flying club 1/2 mile down the road and he ended up there and moved into their storage shed. Now they feed him and he has become their mascot. They think it is great. Crowing the them is music to their ears. Just had to share. John
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Cornish X are known for heart and leg problems so re-homing him may not be an option as someone might not want to get attached only to have him die. You may find someone to take him to eat him or you could always eat him yourself before he gets any heart or leg problems.
    Just a thought, but I know it is easier said than done when it is your pet.
  8. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    There is suppose to be an operation that a vet can perform to remove the voice box. I've never heard of anyone that has had it done.
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Crowing is what a rooster does. It's unrealistic to think you can reprogram him not to do it.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Absolutely in agreement.

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