Stop crowing AND keep your roosters alive?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by eggup, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. eggup

    eggup Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm a newbie and right now just playing "fantasy chicken" and planning for the future. I'd like to have the option of keeping a rooster if I want so I've been researching possible solutions to deal with unwanted crowing. Please let me know what your experience is with any of the following:

    1) The No Crow Rooster collar (or 2" velcro DIY)
    http://nocrowroostercollars.com/collections/all
    Before and after "No Crow"

    DIY Velcro version


    2) Surgical modification of the syrinx (this seems like a great idea especially if it could be DIY...though obtaining the proper anesthetics could be impossible)
    http://quietroosters.com/the-procedure/
    Before and after video


    3) Finally, if you have roosters and you want to grow them as large table birds, does caponizing stop them from crowing? I haven't been able to find out if capons crow or not.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I've never had a rooster but I've heard that the no-crow collars work pretty well. Personally, I like to hear roos crowing, it's just their nature.

    Hope you find the answers you're looking for. Thanks for joining us!
     
  3. eggup

    eggup Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! The No Crow seems like the simplest solution - I find it all very interesting though!
     
  4. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I find hens singing the egg song much louder than a rooster who crows a couple times a day.
     
  5. eggup

    eggup Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahaha!! I'm sure that will happen when I finally get my flock!
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    You got lucky. The roo I have starts at 4:30 and he thinks he's a clock. Has to crow on the quarter hour, the half hour, and the hour. Never stops! I've actually seen him belt out one crow after the other for a full 7 minutes...one crow, take a couple of breaths, next crow...... But he's Scout, he's special, and he stays.
     
  7. DrTacosMD

    DrTacosMD Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a neighbor that has a rooster that likes to crow once every hour starting at 12 AM. Not exaggerating...
    I don't know when people starting breeding out roosters' sense of time...
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    My rooster is afraid to crow. He crowed once at 5 weeks old. He scared himself so bad, that now, at almost 12 weeks, he still won't utter anything louder than a soft cluck.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That one crow must have scarred him for life, poor little roo!
     

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