stop crowing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DenverBird, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've just heard the first crowing from one of my FR roos and processing is scheduled for next week. This is going to be a very busy week for me (first real work in months) with very little opportunity to process any early crowing birds. And I really don't want the neighbors complaining.

    Is there a way to discourage or stop roosters from crowing?

    Yes, I know its part of their nature but am trying to cover all the bases....

    Thanks in advance,

    -DB
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    lol, nope! [​IMG]
     
  3. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would bet if you wanted to you could have his voice box removed.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    He will stop crowing when butchered



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  5. CarriageStone

    CarriageStone Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yet, I still wake up at the time they were crowing. [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:lol, nope.
     
  7. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses everyone - that's kind of what I expected. I had a feeling the quietest place for them would be in the freezer... [​IMG]

    -DB
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  8. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 14 FR roos ceased crowing when we took out the loudest amongst their group and sent them to Camp Frigidaire...the other roosters seemed to 'figure it out' that if you crow, you go!
    Seriously, we took out the two loudest ones - and didn't hear a peep from the other dozen roos for 4 days. Then another started in - took him out. The remaining 11 never said a peep beyond that day! (Despite our Black Java rooster crowing at everything that comes his direction) Our one roo is rather, um, forbidden, so we're already not exactly to code by owning him - to have 14 more was beyond what we were comfortable with! So, they simply couldn't crow - but they did. Thankfully, the first one was very very muffled and garbled (sounded like a muted french horn!). But after a week or so, he started to learn how to use his voice. Um, no, not allowed.

    Husband sat and watched them at lunch break daily from the day they came. But after he started taking them out of the pen (and the chicken never returning), the remainder became very very leery of him. They knew wife fed them (or perhaps it was the pink muck boots?), so they were never suspcious of her...just him! (He wears black muck boots)

    Rangers must have said something to the layer Black Java rooster - he's now very leery of husband's actions as well! Leery to the point of charging the fence when husband appears. Wife is planning on having husband give Java rooster treats to 'remind him' of where food comes from...otherwise, Java rooster won't be on the farm long.....the saga continues......
     

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