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Sound proof rooster box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunkistjunebug, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. sunkistjunebug

    sunkistjunebug New Egg

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    Hi All,

    So, after tiring of waking up to my regular as clock work 5am crowing rooster, I decided to make him a sound proof (or at least sound dampening) box. I wrapped formaldehyde free fiberglass around a box, and then covered that with another box. I made a little perch that I could put inside of it. Then I simply put the rooster on the perch, and the box over him. I prop up a corner with a marker to let a little air in. It works great.

    But, now I'm reading that ammonia buildup from poo can trash a chicken's lungs. I was thinking about buying a little fan that I could point at the corner of the box that's propped up, to circulate the air around my rooster.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? I ADORE my little guy and don't want to harm him.

    FYI, my rooster is having to stay inside right now because he was a December baby. I've tried just cooping him up in closets at night, but my house transmits sound VERY well--so I need something better. Plus, he's a Serama, and my understanding is that he'll need to be brought in on nights below about 40F degrees, anyway.

    Thanks for your help!
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2011

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