Rooster does NOT SHUT UP

bekachick

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Sep 7, 2017
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We have a frizzle Pekin bantam rooster, exactly one year old. Now I know roosters crow, I know they crow if they see light or danger at night. But this fella is ridiculous.

He starts crowing at 3am... sometimes 2.30. That’s fine. But then he doesn’t stop. He will crow continuously for hours. Literally only stops for a minute every now and then, then just goes on and on and on and on. I don’t know how he actually physically does it.

I’m sure his hens are sick of it. This has been going on for six months, every night. There’s no external light shining at him. Sure, I understand if maybe a predator wakes him and he crows- but it’s not that, it’s just his routine EVERY night. It’s like he just likes the sound of his own voice!

I know I could put him in a little silencing box every night- but I don’t really have the time or patience to be doing that for years.

Any tips?
 

Ruby Rogue

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Hopefully he outgrows it... annoying as it may be. My experience with no crow collars is that they don't work well enough to justify the suffering he will endure.
 

Lacy Duckwing

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We have a frizzle Pekin bantam rooster, exactly one year old. Now I know roosters crow, I know they crow if they see light or danger at night. But this fella is ridiculous.

He starts crowing at 3am... sometimes 2.30. That’s fine. But then he doesn’t stop. He will crow continuously for hours. Literally only stops for a minute every now and then, then just goes on and on and on and on. I don’t know how he actually physically does it.

I’m sure his hens are sick of it. This has been going on for six months, every night. There’s no external light shining at him. Sure, I understand if maybe a predator wakes him and he crows- but it’s not that, it’s just his routine EVERY night. It’s like he just likes the sound of his own voice!

I know I could put him in a little silencing box every night- but I don’t really have the time or patience to be doing that for years.

Any tips?
Rehome?
 

bekachick

In the Brooder
Sep 7, 2017
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I know re-homing is an option but I’d feel bad... our first permanent rooster was absolutely nasty and we had to re home him after putting up with him for too long... this little guy is pretty sweet and a good boy, besides the crowing issues
 

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