Two weeks til the butcher - help keeping a roo quiet?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nickeechickee, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we are doing chickens on the low, and of course I have the worst luck ordering sexed pullets. I have what I think is a white rock roo that started crowing this week. At first it was just a squawk but now he is full on cock-a-doodling. It's two weeks until I can get him in to the butchers - what can I do to keep him as quiet as possible so the neighbors don't complain?
     
  2. rosiekitty94

    rosiekitty94 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not entirely sure but I think darkness helps. We have a tarp over our roosters' run and they've been considerably more quiet. Also, keep him AWAY from the females!
     
  3. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try. There is only one hen that is of laying age, the rest are the same age he is (about 14 weeks).
     

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