Silkie Roos won't shut up - I can't take it

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    2 out of 3 of our silkies have turned out to be roosters. They
    were cute at first but now I just want to kill them. They won't
    stop crowing. They crow in the coop. They crow in the run.
    They crow when ranging.

    I tell them to shut up and they just ignore me. I yell. I scream.
    They crow. I threaten them. They crow.

    Even as I type this they are outside crowing. SHUT UP!!!

    My favorite Cali White roo stopped crowing since the Silkies started.
    Even he is sick of them.

    My wife won't let me eat them. At this point a hawk would be nice
    but I can hear them in the trees yelling "Shut up you stupid chicken".

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  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Sorry about the luck of the draw! If it were me, I'd advertise them on Buy-Sell-Trade and on Craig's list. They're just being adolescents so cut them some slack, Purple! [​IMG] (And DON'T feed them to the hawks! Surely there's somebody out there that would like a pretty little silkie roo or two). [​IMG]

    Ellen
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I felt the same way when I had my bantam roo he crowed every few minutes non stop all day and all night! I listed him for free on a website we have in ocala that you can list things for sale or free. He had a new home in less then a day! Good Luck
     
  4. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo 8 weeks old crowed for the first time this morning! He sounded like a squeak toy. [​IMG]

    I don't mind crowing, but nonstop would make me nuts. Do all roosters crow nonstop?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, they don't all crow nonstop. I have three. They crow around 6 a.m. a few times, taking turns. Then somewhere around midday, they do it again, but sometimes skip that session. Suede, my Blue Orp cockerel, crows when we drive up to announce our arrival-I swear, he does it every time my DH comes home from work or we return from somewhere. Makes us feel important, like we have our very own trumpeter. They rarely crow before 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    WEll,,,I have an EE rooster about 5 months old that starts sometimes as early as 3am. I am hoping he figures out when he is supposed to crow and not in the pitch black of night !
     
  7. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 12 weeks old roosters started crowing when he was 10 weeks old. He's the only one that crows and he does it in the coop, and outside and during the night. Out of the 59 chickens we have, half of them are roosters(soon to be meals), but only this one crows.
    My kids were sleeping in the trailer one night and heard an awful noise, so they came rushing in around 3 am, saying they heard a coyote. The next morning my daughter heard the rooster crow and she felt so embarrassed cause she than realized it was the rooster making noise the night they thought they heard coyotes.[​IMG]
     
  8. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean! When Kramer crowed, I didn't know what I was hearing. It sounded like someone shut the door on the cat's tail. I looked in the run, and he fluffed up his feathers, arched his neck and did it again, strutting like he was the Shizzle, y'all. He was so proud of himself. [​IMG]
     

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