tricks to reduce rooster crowing?

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  1. leelyndal

    leelyndal New Egg

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    Anyone have any non-surgical tricks to reduce rooster crowing in the mornings?
    henry
     
  2. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it dark in the morning and use lighting in the evening. Maybe
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only proven solution to your problem is to get rid of the rooster.

    I love hearing a rooster crow.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    An insulated coop helps reduce the sound quite a bit (altho in summer, it's not as helpful because windows are open...). If possible, don't let the birds outside till 8 a.m. or after, the generally accepted time for noises like lawn mowers to get in gear. I also start their day out with sunflower and other seeds scattered about which keeps my sweet roo busy for awhile even after he is let out of the coop.
    I love the sound of a roo's crow and only wish those with relentlessly barking dogs all over the neighborhood felt the same way.
    JJ
     
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have a banty roo in my living room. Everything I done to make it stop made it worse.
     
  7. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was moving pens in my bird room and saw I had crushed my Serama rooster inbetween two of them. He has never crowed again just air sounds.
     
  8. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ms. Lewis Rich :

    I was moving pens in my bird room and saw I had crushed my Serama rooster inbetween two of them. He has never crowed again just air sounds.

    I don't know if I should laugh or not. It sounds funny as heck though. I guess thats one way to stop him. At least he is still alive [​IMG] Mine doesn't stop except for when he is sleeping and then he snores. It sounds like a song bird lol.​
     
  9. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just posted this on another thread:

    I think the amount of crowing generally has to do with the individual rooster personality. My BO roo and my RIR rooster crowed minimally.

    Also, my hens and roos all free-range all over the farm every day, so they're often too busy doing "stuff" to spend a lot of time crowing. IMHO, the happier the bird and the more space they have and the more they tire themselves out free-ranging, the less they crow. Also, I generally keep few roos which may keep them from feeling competitive with other roos and thus crowing more.

    Others may have other opinions on this, but I think free-ranging keep them quieter.
     
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    my rooster cut down his crowing when i got rid of the other 2 roosters but he still does it when ever he wants. Sometimes I think hes talking to me. He crows when his best girl gets out or when I pick her up, he crows when i go into HIS coop and mostly he crows when he feels like it. I havent found any way to slow it down but Im in the category of people who think its not a farm without a crowing rooster. If my neighbor complains then I will complain about all the noise they make
     

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