the neighbors complain about our bantam rooster's crowing?

BooBoo1

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 19, 2012
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What should I do now? They are like pets to me, they come to me and feed off my hands. I raised them from chicks. I don't think I can cook them. What to do?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Put up curtains in the coop and let them out at an hour that you are sure you won't offend. Make sure you have food/water in the coop and they aren't too crowded, etc.

My roos crow immediately after I let them out, so I have the auto coop door opener on a timer. I don't let them out until around 8am (but as the days get shorter I do adjust this).

If there is still crowing in the night (I am assuming he is crowing at off-hours) some will put a roo in a dog crate in the garage. Or you can insulate your coop in hopes that it will make the crowing sound softer.
 
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