rooster keeping

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gimmie birdies, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    5,710
    614
    331
    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    roosters are great, but what about them crowing at night, or early in the morning? you may ask.. Here's what I do... I have a night time sleepy box for my rooster. it is a big 2'x2.5' wooden box with air holes. in that box I have a smaller box, like a nesting box the roo has to lie down in and cannot stretch his neck to crow. then in between the boxes I line it with egg cartons. and I put him in a corner of the coop up against other lay boxes. he is quiet as a mouse till I wake in the morning to let him out. The rooster is "open" for business from 8:00 til 6:00 while my neighbors are at work.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    113
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    And I thank goodness every day that I live somewhere that I don't have to worry about whether my neighbors hear my rooster crowing, even if they could hear him over the cows bawling, the geese raising Cain and my O-M-Gee, does she ever shut up, oh-so-loud call hen; who now has two daughters that are every bit as loud as she is. [​IMG]
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    5,710
    614
    331
    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    Well it is good to know ways of keeping rooster quiet, because we are his neighbors as well.
     
  4. thepouts

    thepouts Chillin' With My Peeps

    164
    3
    83
    Mar 14, 2013
    I have a rooster night box as well. It is a container which I lined with medium density foam on the floor, lid and sides. We drilled air holes into it. Our neighbours cannot hear a thing, and neither can we!
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by